Samuels, Robert Howard

Individual Personnel Data
Name Samuels, Robert Howard   
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 13154055   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #190 dated 26 September 1944
Duty Ball Turret Gunner / Togglier
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 6 April 1945
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Related Documents Accident Report # 45-04-06-523 (6.090 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Herring, Harold F, "FISH"PilotCT
2nd Lt. Martin, Robert BCo-pilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Lamark, Edward LincolnNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Epstein, Norman DBombardierCT
CPL. Bright, Getsel MRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Clark, Coral CEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Samuels, Robert HowardBall Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Huffine, Robert Edward, JrTail GunnerCT
SGT. Ezell, William CFlexible GunnerTBD
CPL. Hanrahan, John EFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 37 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38823 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38823 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Ball Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Ball Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron 41st Bomb Wing D group.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38678 Aircraft did not take off.
Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Ball Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy. Left formation over target due to failed #3 engine which caused damage to airframe. Returned 10x250GP to base because unable to find safe place to jettison them.
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Togglier 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Togglier 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Togglier 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
260 23 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Togglier 43‑39019 Aborted mission after taking off.
Could not catch formation. Landed away at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Togglier 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Togglier 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Landed on Continent for fuel before returning to base.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Togglier 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Togglier 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Togglier 43‑38823 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Togglier 44‑8679 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron. Landed away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Togglier 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Togglier 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Togglier 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
302 3 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Togglier 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Togglier 44‑6923 Crashed near Broughton after takeoff; crew killed.
Sortie Report

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