SEPTEMBER (date tbd) 2023

McClean, Harold Keith

Individual Personnel Data
Name McClean, Harold Keith   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 33288805   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #90 dated 5 September 1943, effective 5 September 1943.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 14 October 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 839 (5.283 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Keller, Lawrence Larry, JrPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Odell, Marion DaleCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Hart, Jerome FraserNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Gross, Kenneth ElbertBombardierKIA
S/SGT. Vansandt, Wallie Hayes, JrRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Jacoby, Virgilio (NMI)Engineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. McClean, Harold KeithBall Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Jellings, Charles AlbertTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Maloney, John EdwardFlexible GunnerPOW
PVT. Motiaytis, Peter CharlesFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 4 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑30196 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
28 4 October 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑30196 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑30026 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back because #4 engine was rough; jettisoned bombs in safe condition in The Wash; landed away at Kingscliffe; #2 prop nicked by flak; piece of flak embedded in pilot's cushion; empty shell casing wedged in the cooling fins in #3 engine.
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Kings Cliffe due to weather.
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑30196 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Knocked down by enemy aircraft; crashed at Bischbrunn, Germany, 21 miles WNW of Würzburg, Germany; MACR 839.
Sortie Report

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