Korabiak, Henry (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Korabiak, Henry (NMI)   
Rank Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 12165093   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #132 dated 8 July 1944
Duty Flexible Gunner / Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 14 March 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #163 dated 14 August 1944.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to American Red Cross Club, Spechtly Park, Worcester on 21 August 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #167 dated 20 August 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Bodker, James MervilPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Brandon, George GrayCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Steindam, Albert Ludwig, JrNavigatorPOW
S/SGT. Hostetler, Max MillerRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Gullekson, Cyrus CliftonEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Chandler, Henry WeakleyBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Robinson, Warren RayTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Evans, Joda Dennis, JrFlexible GunnerPOW
T/SGT. Korabiak, Henry (NMI)Flexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 33 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Radio Operator 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Low group. Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑97263.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Radio Operator 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Low section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Radio Operator 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Radio Operator 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97204 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
High (composite) group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
First squadron.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron.
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38752 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back; pilot ill.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship; high squadron, B group.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy. Assumed lead at IP for Gee-H bomb run, but equipment failed 2/3 of the way to the target; relinquished lead to squadron leader.
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8580 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship; PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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