Irons, William Rudolph

Individual Personnel Data
Name Irons, William Rudolph
Rank Sergeant
Serial Number 06874192
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #26 dated 2 February 1945
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 19 March 1945
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, New Jersey
Related Documents Accident Report # 45-03-19-521 (15.780 MB)
Remote WebpageCeremony Honors Griffin Crew on 70th Anniversary of Their Loss
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Griffin, Robert StanleyPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Geller, Herbert SeemoreCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Runyon, Royal ArthurNavigatorKIA
SGT. Jeffrey, Donald WTogglierKIA
SGT. Phillips, Philip J, JrRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
CPL. Marshall, Robert FreemanEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Irons, William RudolphBall Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Manbeck, Robert FTail GunnerKIA
SGT. Hickey, Thomas JFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 14 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38752 Aborted mission after taking off.
Returned to base with #3 supercharger out.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39035 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Battle damage; crash-landed on Colley Hill near Reigate, south of London; aircraft destroyed, entire crew killed.
Sortie Report

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