Johnson, James Hansel, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Johnson, James Hansel, Jr   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 18186534   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #126 dated 23 October 1943
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 19 March 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Restlawn Memorial Park, Sulphur Springs, Texas
Additional Information
Promoted from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #178 dated 30 December 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 3242 (39.461 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Mabe, Walter BreedenPilotEV
2nd Lt. Bailey, Everett LeeCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. McKittrick, Vernon RussellNavigatorCT
SGT. Hopper, Hugh DavidRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Smith, Roger CarltonEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Johnson, James Hansel, JrBall Turret GunnerKIA
PVT. Fleming, Paul HaneTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Zink, Chester HarveyFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Folmar, Warren AlexanderFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 14 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Ball Turret 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29828 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37816.
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Ball Turret 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy; assumed lead when group lead aborted.
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Low group, low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead
Sortie Report
51 7 January 1944 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31246 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron lead. Became separated from formation in dense coulds after group assembly; failed to make wing rendezvous.
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31246 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Ball Turret 42‑31433 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Ball Turret 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. Gen. Robert F Travis, Commander, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy), Molesworth, England, flew aboard this aircraft as Flight Leader.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
73 8 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
77 19 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Ball Turret 42‑31926 Combat Mission Credit
Aircraft hit by flak immediately after bombs away; later observed spiraling down with flames pouring from all parts of aircraft; four chutes emerged, with one on fire; crashed near Wavrans-sur-Ternoise, a very small village, near a larger town called St Pol-sur-Ternoise, France. MACR 3242
Sortie Report

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