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Kantor, John Steven

Individual Personnel Data
Name Kantor, John Steven
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 31406410
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #153 dated 31 July 1944, effective 31 July 1944.
Duty Flexible Gunner / Togglier
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 19 December 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #163 dated 14 August 1944.
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #185 dated 19 September 1944.
  • Ordered on seven days Temporary Duty to Palace Hotel, Southport, AAF Station 524 (a Flak house) on 1 December 1944 to carry out the instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #234 dated 28 November 1944.
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant effective 16 December 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #247 dated 16 December 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Mumper, Benjamin RoycePilotCT
2nd Lt. Tumlinson, Wilburn WierCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Steele, Robert CoultasNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Lyons, Jack JosephBombardierWIA
PVT. Leslie, William JosephRadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Stornant, Victor JosephEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Heatley, Johnny RayBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Lester, David LeonTail GunnerCT
SGT. Coder, Dale MillsFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Kantor, John StevenFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
A Squadron.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Togglier 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Togglier 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
C wing, low group.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑37822. High Squadron.
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Togglier 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
D group.
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Togglier 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare. Joined high Squadron (91st BG).
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Togglier 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Togglier 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
First Squadron.
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 44‑8409 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Lead group hot camera ship. Aborted due to oxygen regulator trouble
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Togglier 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107148.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Togglier 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Togglier 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Togglier 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Togglier 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 43‑38800.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Togglier 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Togglier 44‑6514 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, High Squadron. Landed away on continent due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Togglier 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship; lead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Togglier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Bassingbourn, due to weather.
Sortie Report
230 26 November 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenbeken, Germany
Togglier 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Togglier 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Togglier 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron, D Group.
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Togglier 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Togglier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
Sortie Report

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