Robertson, Vernon M

Individual Personnel Data
Name Robertson, Vernon M
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-816590
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #155 dated 2 August 1944, effective 2 August 1943.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 8 September 1944
Results Transferred
Additional Information
Transferred in grade to the Casual Pool, 8th AFRD, AAF Station 594 on 8 September 1944 per Squadron Morning Report.

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Robertson, Vernon MPilotTR
2nd Lt. Backman, Glenn ElmerCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Grant, Muir WNavigatorTR
Flt. Ofcr. Neese, John NeffBombardierTR
S/SGT. Young, Charles DavidRadio Operator / GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Harris, John FEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Potter, WilliamBall Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Hall, John LeslieTail GunnerTR
SGT. Boyce, Fred ElleryFlexible GunnerTR
SGT. Penna, HenryFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 5 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
High group. Bombs failed to release over target for unknown reason and were brought back.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Lead group.
Sortie Report

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