Spiers, Paul Robert

Individual Personnel Data
Name Spiers, Paul Robert
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-815992
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 24 March 1944
Duty Co-pilot / Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 21 July 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Granted a seven day sick leave effective on or about 25 April 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #77 dated 25 April 1944.
Related Documents The Good Lord Was With Our Crew (1.062 MB)
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Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Bennett, Dewayne (NMI), "Ben"PilotCT
2nd Lt. Spiers, Paul RobertCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Rovero, Aldo JohnNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Burcham, Eugene EmmonsBombardierCT
S/SGT. Perrone, Michael JRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Holland, James AlvinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Zelazoski, Bernard LeoBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Trumbo, James DonovanTail GunnerCT
SGT. Wyatt, Kenneth AinleyFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Gale, Verlin ClintonFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 32 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31211 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 0928 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather. Landed away at RAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Co-pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, High Group.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
102 8 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead. Ground Spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97271.
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Co-pilot 42‑107148 Group B Deputy.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Co-pilot 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
118 28 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Group Lead.
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Co-pilot 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Deputy.
Sortie Report
127 6 June 1944 Target: Rocket Gun Installation
Type: Military
Location: 'Meuvaines' (actually, 1.3 miles SE of Crépon), France
Tail Gunner 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
H Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Co-pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
41C Wing, Low Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Tail Gunner 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Group Lead.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Co-pilot 42‑37758 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire, on return, due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Co-pilot 44‑6147 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, High Group.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Pilot 44‑6147 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Co-pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
144 22 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lille (Fives district), France
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Pilot 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Co-pilot 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
147 27 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Storage Depot)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Saint-Martin-L'Hortier, France
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
41st A section flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
Pilot 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
162 20 July 1944 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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