Jorgenson, Henry (NMI), Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Jorgenson, Henry (NMI), Jr
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-740829
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #99 dated 19 September 1943, effective 19 September 1943.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 10 April 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Graduated from Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School, Roswell Army Flying School, Roswell, New Mexico in March 1943. (designated For Four-Engine Assignment)
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to 8th Air Force Officers Rest Home, Stanbridge Earls, Hampshire (a Flak House) on or about 11 February 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #27 dated 9 February 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Jorgenson, Henry (NMI), JrPilotCT
2nd Lt. Lucas, Hoyt ColtmanCo-pilotTBD
2nd Lt. Sparrow, Harry INavigatorTBD
2nd Lt. Fish, Robert LeighBombardierMIA
S/SGT. Buller, Elwood EllisRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Grant, George Vaughn, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
S/SGT. Finkelstein, Raymond LouisBall Turret GunnerTBD
SGT. Hall, Lawrence MarionTail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Jordan, Edward AllanFlexible GunnerTBD
SGT. Loughlin, Edmund HenryFlexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 27 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
28 4 October 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 41‑24575 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Attlebridge Airfield, AAF Station 120, due to low fuel. Landed at Grafton Underwood at 7:10PM, about 1.5 hours after the rest of the Group.
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Pilot 42‑3037 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Pilot 41‑24575 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
-- 30 October 1943 Target: Marshaling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Geilenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 41‑24575 Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Pilot 41‑24575 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Pilot 41‑24560 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to loose oil line on prop governor
Sortie Report
37 26 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑39784 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Pilot 42‑37885 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Flying Spare; joined formation; turned back over enemy territory due to a cracked cylinder head on #4 engine.
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 42‑39784 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑29733 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Pilot 42‑39784 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
50 5 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 42‑37924 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑39888 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Lead group
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑3087 Combat Mission Credit
Aborted mission after taking off.
High group, 41st B Combat Wing. Turned back at 1108 hrs over The Netherlands "because #2 supercharger surged and ran away ... was uncontrollable."
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Pilot 42‑39962 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Pilot 41‑24560 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑31364 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group. Turned back at 1112 hrs due to excessive fuel consumption.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Pilot 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑37885 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑31346 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back because #2 engine supercharger surged and oscillated.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑38014 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1010 hrs because fuel transfer pump was inoperative.
Sortie Report
75 16 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Pilot 42‑38013 Aircraft did not take off.
Replaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑38158.
Sortie Report
77 19 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Pilot 42‑29723 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
78 20 March 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑37885 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑31435 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group. Mazer is listed as 'Pass/B' implying that he flew in the nose of the aircraft, probably serving as nose-gunner and togglier.
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Pilot 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, composite high group
Sortie Report
81 24 March 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Pilot 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
87 10 April 1944 Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Pilot 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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