Patterson, Billie Bob

Individual Personnel Data
Name Patterson, Billie Bob   
Rank Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 38237217   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #88 dated 3 September 1943, effective 3 September 1943.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 9 October 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Elmwood Cemetery, Hartshorne, Oklahoma: Section 9, Lot 15
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 873 (5.317 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Calnon, Mark BrooksPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Barnes, Vernon DaleCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Kusler, Ted HaroldNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Hasler, Lowell ClarenceBombardierPOW
T/SGT. Patterson, Billie BobRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
T/SGT. Rolleri, John DominicEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Lopez, Sam (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Lendoiro, Cesareo GarciaTail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. McGettigan, John Aloysius, JrFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Henrickson, Robert MarshallFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 5 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
25 23 September 1943 Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Radio Operator 42‑29935 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42-30033.
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑29935 Combat Mission Credit
Landed with a flat tire caused by flak; ran off side of runway and saved aircraft and crew.
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑29935 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑29935 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑29712 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Disabled by enemy aircraft, crashed in Schleswig-Holstein; MACR 873.
Sortie Report

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