Calnon, Mark Brooks

Individual Personnel Data
Name Calnon, Mark Brooks   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-663846   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #88 dated 3 September 1943
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 9 October 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11). Per Calnon: he was initially held at STALAG Luft III near Sagan, and "transferred" to STALAG 7A (via forced march) beginning in late January 1945.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 873 (5.317 MB)
Some Lived, Some Died, It was Understood (2.532 MB)
2013 Oral History Interview Transcript (0.479 MB)
2013 Oral History Interview
2003 Veteran's History Project Oral History Interview
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Calnon, Mark BrooksPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Barnes, Vernon DaleCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Kusler, Ted HaroldNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Hasler, Lowell ClarenceBombardierPOW
T/SGT. Patterson, Billie BobRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
T/SGT. Rolleri, John DominicEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Lopez, Sam (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Lendoiro, Cesareo GarciaTail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. McGettigan, John Aloysius, JrFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Henrickson, Robert MarshallFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 6 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Co-pilot 42‑30026 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Colerne, Wiltshire.
Sortie Report
25 23 September 1943 Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Pilot 42‑29935 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42-30033.
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 42‑29935 Combat Mission Credit
Landed with a flat tire caused by flak; ran off side of runway and saved aircraft and crew.
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 42‑29935 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑29935 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Pilot 42‑29712 Combat Mission Credit
Disabled by enemy aircraft, crashed in Schleswig-Holstein; MACR 873.
Sortie Report

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