Loyd, Wilmer Leroy

Individual Personnel Data
Name Loyd, Wilmer Leroy   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 18160617   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #107 dated 8 June 1944
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 7 July 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Oakwood Cemetery, Paris, Arkansas
Additional Information
  • Perished when his aircraft collided with another of his squadron near Cambridge. In all, 14 of 18 crewmembers aboard the two aircraft died.
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #126 dated 1 July 1944.
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-07-07-515 (11.808 MB)
Remote WebpageLoyd's Final Resting Place (as LLOYD)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Anderson, Earl Overlade, JrPilotKIFA
2nd Lt. Shreve, Walter Eugene, JrCo-pilotKIFA
2nd Lt. Hartnig, CarlNavigatorKIFA
2nd Lt. Warren, Lawrence ChesterBombardierKIA
S/SGT. Sherman, John DeweyRadio Operator / GunnerKIFA
S/SGT. Loyd, Wilmer LeroyEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Noland, Neal WilliamBall Turret GunnerKIFA
CPL. Hinshaw, Glenn SamuelTail GunnerTR
SGT. O'Leary, William LouisFlexible GunnerKIFA
PVT. Alvarez, Victor ReyesFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 9 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Deputy. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97521.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
144 22 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lille (Fives district), France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97271 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
151 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
153 7 July 1944 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102442 High group, 41st B wing. Collided with 44‑6147 over England due to weather conditions; crashed 8 miles NW Ridgewell at Withersfield, Suffolk, UK.
Sortie Report

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