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OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Sorenson, Fredrick A

Individual Personnel Data
Name Sorenson, Fredrick A   
Rank Corporal / Sergeant
Serial Number 39920733   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #254 dated 23 December 1944, effective 23 December 1944.
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 25 April 1945
Results Flying Combat Missions At End Of War
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Sergeant effective 5 January 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #4 dated 5 January 1945.
  • Reported missing on 3 February 1945 (MACR 12154): landed in allied (Russian) territory, repaired aircraft and returned to base via Italy.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 12154 (7.168 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Ruckman, George FrancisPilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. O'Leary, William Joseph, Jr, "Willie, Bill"Co-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Dulac, Albert ArthurNavigatorTBD
Flt. Ofcr. Rivall, Jack WallaceBombardierCT
CPL. Garstak, Jack GeorgeRadio Operator / GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Young, Johnie EarlEngineer / Top Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Swieso, Oril HerbertSpot JammerCT
CPL. Sorenson, Fredrick ATail GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Rice, Alonzo RobertFlexible GunnerFCMEW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 18 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97960 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back; unable to locate formation.
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6514 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
255 15 January 1945 Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
One of only three aircraft to land at Grafton Underwood.
Sortie Report
258 21 January 1945 Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Originally assigned to Whitesides; taken by Ruckmman when he scrubbed 44‑6592.
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6592 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6592 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron. Left formation after bombs away; crash-landed in Russian territory; repaired plane and returned via Italy to Grafton Underwood.
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6592 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
308 10 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
311 15 April 1945 Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Tail Gunner 44‑6592 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
313 17 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6592 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
314 19 April 1945 Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
315 20 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Seddin, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6592 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
316 25 April 1945 Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Tail Gunner 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report

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