Hatfield, Lowell Charles

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hatfield, Lowell Charles
Rank Sergeant
Serial Number 35870226
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #153 dated 31 July 1944, effective 31 July 1944.
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 27 September 1944
Results Wounded In Action
Additional Information
Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #186 dated 20 September 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Peters, Lloyd ArmanPilotCT
2nd Lt. Rose, Gerald DaleCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Simpson, Hubert DanielNavigatorCT
S/SGT. Covell, Charles FrancisRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Palecek, George FrankRadio Operator / GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Hornack, William PaulEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Ketchledge, Edward (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Bridget, John HaroldTail GunnerCT
SGT. Hatfield, Lowell CharlesFlexible GunnerWIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 13 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102518 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Lead Squadron
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group flying spare; filled in #3 position in high section of high group for an aborted 303BG aircraft.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, low group. Did not bomb because unable to see wing lead release bombs.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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