2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Hushbeck, Elgin Lewis

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hushbeck, Elgin Lewis, "Red"
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-719950
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 3 December 1944, effective 2 December 1944.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date TBD
Results Flying Combat Missions At End Of War
Additional Information
Assigned from the 482nd Bomb Group.




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 24 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Navigator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Navigator 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Low Squadron released bombs when the group lead released.
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Navigator 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Navigator 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Left his position and assumed lead at IP and led group on a PFF bomb run on secondary target (primary was obscured with clouds). The (secondary) target was picked up visually half-way down the bomb run but prior to release it was found that the bomb racks were frozen. He circled around and completed a second run with successful bomb release.
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radar Navigator 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Radar Navigator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF and Gee-H ship. Only aircraft to land at Grafton Underwood after the mission.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radar Navigator 44‑8580 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Mickey (Radar) Navigator 44‑8580 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radar Navigator 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Mickey (Radar) Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Navigator 44‑8580 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Navigator 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Group Lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Navigator 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Navigator 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Navigator 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8541. Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
311 15 April 1945 Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Navigator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
313 17 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Navigator 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
316 25 April 1945 Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Navigator 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Group Lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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