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McCaine, Jack Mezick

Individual Personnel Data
Name McCaine, Jack Mezick
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-709954
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 547th Bomb Squadron Morning report dated 29 November 1944, effective 28 November 1944.
Duty Navigator
MOS1038 - Navigator-Bombardier, Radar
Last Duty Date 26 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Assigned from the 482nd Bomb Group.




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 26 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Navigator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead D Group. PFF & Gee-H ship. Because the group leader did not climb over clouds at French coast, this Squadron continued on its own to the IP and target, attacking by Gee-H.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Navigator 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Turned over lead of Squadron to deputy at the IP for a Gee-H run. The Gee-H failed about 2/3 of the way to the target and Parker resumed the lead and attempted to complete the attack visually, but was unable to. They then attempted to complete a second run visually, which was unsuccessful because conditions prevented identification of the target, so they moved on to the secondary, using PFF with visual assist.
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Navigator 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Navigator 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Navigator 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship. Bombed secondary target on first run, PFF with visual assist.
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Navigator 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Radar Navigator 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship. Landed away at RAF Stradishall, Suffolk.
Sortie Report
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Radar Navigator 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Lead PFF ground spare; replaced 8221, which was taken by group lead when 8211 was scrubbed. Group deputy. Landed away at Woodbridge; flak damage caused prop to fall off during landing.
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Radar Navigator 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Radar Navigator 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radar Navigator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Radar Navigator 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Navigator 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Navigator 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
297 24 March 1945 Target: Twente Enschede Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Navigator 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
302 3 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Navigator 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8853 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
312 16 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Navigator 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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