McKittrick, Vernon Russell

Individual Personnel Data
Name McKittrick, Vernon Russell
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-736781
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #126 dated 23 October 1943
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 11 May 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to Coombe House Hotel, Semley Dorsey (a FLAK House) on or about 5 April 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #64 dated 3 April 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Mabe, Walter BreedenPilotEV
2nd Lt. Bailey, Everett LeeCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. McKittrick, Vernon RussellNavigatorCT
SGT. Hopper, Hugh DavidRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Smith, Roger CarltonEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Johnson, James Hansel, JrBall Turret GunnerKIA
PVT. Fleming, Paul HaneTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Zink, Chester HarveyFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Folmar, Warren AlexanderFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 27 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Navigator 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Navigator 42‑29828 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37816.
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Navigator 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Navigator 42‑3429 Aborted mission after taking off.
Group lead. Aborted when #2 supercharger ran away.
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Low group, low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Navigator 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Navigator 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Deputy
Sortie Report
51 7 January 1944 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Navigator 42‑31246 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron lead. Became separated from formation in dense coulds after group assembly; failed to make wing rendezvous.
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Navigator 42‑31246 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Navigator 42‑5404 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Navigator 42‑30026 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. Specific Navigator assignments not found in mission documents.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Navigator 42‑31433 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Navigator 42‑31433 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Navigator 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. Gen. Robert F Travis, Commander, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy), Molesworth, England, flew aboard this aircraft as Flight Leader.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
73 8 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
74 9 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Navigator 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Navigator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Nuthampstead due to weather.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Navigator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Navigator 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Assumed lead after target when lead aircraft was shot down.
Sortie Report
95 25 April 1944 Target: Metz-Frescaty Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Metz, France
Navigator 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Navigator 42‑97573 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
98 29 April 1944 Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
102 8 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑107125 Aborted mission after taking off.
Group deputy. Turned back at 0849 hrs because #3 prop governor was throwing oil and pressure dropped to 65 lbs.
Sortie Report
104 9 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Thionville, France
Navigator 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Navigator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report

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