Himmler, Francis F

Individual Personnel Data
Name Himmler, Francis F
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 13155803
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #36 dated 13 February 1945
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 25 April 1945
Results Flying Combat Missions At End Of War




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Ferrell, Oran D, JrPilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Frankenbery, Lloyd MCo-pilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Pylman, John HNavigatorFCMEW
CPL. Greeley, Raymond M, JrTogglierCT
CPL. Paschall, Joseph HRadio Operator / GunnerFCMEW
CPL. LeMay, Jack R, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Hewitt, Milton TBall Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Blevins, Donald HTail GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Himmler, Francis FFlexible GunnerFCMEW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 20 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship.
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276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Flexible (Waist) Gunner 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Lead squadron hot camera ship. Turned back at 1325 hrs because #1 turbo failed; jettisoned bombs.
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277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron.
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278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
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280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
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281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
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282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39035 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
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283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
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285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8430 Combat Mission Credit
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286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39035 Combat Mission Credit
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288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39035 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39035 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
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290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39035 Combat Mission Credit
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294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
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295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron hot camera ship.
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297 24 March 1945 Target: Twente Enschede Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6514 Combat Mission Credit
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299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at A-72 (Perrone, France) due to low fuel. Returned to base later.
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301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
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305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Togglier 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
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316 25 April 1945 Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Photographer 43‑39236 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron. 'Made 3 runs on target - feathered #4 engine, #3 prop-control cable shot away - left main wing spar shot through - all gas tanks shot through.' (pilot comments)
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