Pratt, Frederick Willis, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Pratt, Frederick Willis, Jr   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-685020   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #80 dated 29 April 1944
Duty Bombardier / Navigator
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 19 July 1944
Reported missing on MACR 7279 (32.120 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri
Related Documents MACR 7279 (32.120 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Burkhard, James AlbertPilotCT
2nd Lt. Hunt, Harold WesleyCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Fabian, Casimir Charles, JrNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Pratt, Frederick Willis, JrBombardierKIA
S/SGT. Reynolds, James WarrenRadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Anderson, Frank EEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. DeLago, Angelo RalphBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Seibert, Martin BTail GunnerKIA
SGT. White, Manuel S, JrFlexible GunnerCT
S/SGT. Wohlrab, Charles WilliamFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 23 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
104 9 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Thionville, France
Bombardier 42‑102442 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back with #1 supercharger failure.
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97573 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Bombardier 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
108 15 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Bombardier 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Bombardier 42‑97309 Aborted mission after taking off.
High squadron lead, group B.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Navigator 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st B wing.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Navigator 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑102430 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low group. Turned back at 0844 due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
143 22 June 1944 Target: V-2 Storage & Launch Site
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Navigator 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
144 22 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lille (Fives district), France
Navigator 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Navigator 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Navigator 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, low group, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
148 28 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Navigator 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, high group, 41st B wing. Landed away at Boxted, Station 150, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Navigator 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
150 4 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Navigator 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
152 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Blanc Pignon Ferme, Cléty, France
Navigator 44‑6147 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
153 7 July 1944 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Navigator 42‑102518 Aborted mission after taking off.
High group, 41st B wing. Lost group in heavy clouds; returned to base.
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Navigator 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Navigator 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Navigator 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Navigator 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
158 16 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Navigator 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Navigator 42‑97271 Aborted mission after taking off.
High group. Turned back at 0846 hrs due to #2 runaway prop.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Navigator 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Navigator 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Low group. Attacked by enemy aircraft immediately after bombs away; #1 engine caught fire and exploded in a puff of smoke; aircraft fell out of formation and started gliding down slowly; one enemy aircraft followed him down, firing; plane later exploded in mid-air; no chutes seen; crashed near Perchting, Germany. MACR 7279
Sortie Report

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