Urton, Raymond Lee

Individual Personnel Data
Name Urton, Raymond Lee
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-672006
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #121 dated 18 October 1943, effective 18 October 1943.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 22 April 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to Coombe House Hotel, Semley Dorsey (a FLAK House) on or about 18 January 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #9 dated 14 January 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Stearns, Clarence Grover, "Stearnie"PilotPOW
2nd Lt. Urton, Raymond LeeCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. McCafferty, John AndrewNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Deniro, Francis RaymondBombardierWIA
T/SGT. Householder, Allen (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerWIA
T/SGT. Barkhurst, David LutherEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Fulwider, Albert Clayton, JrBall Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Martell, Warren HardineTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Corrigan, Theodore BernardFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Robison, John TimothyFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 26 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24578 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Co-pilot 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
37 26 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Warboys.
Sortie Report
38 29 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39796 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back; oxygen system problems.
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24578 Combat Mission Credit
Flying Spare; joined formation. Landed away at Manston.
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Co-pilot 42‑29733 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24578 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Turned back over the North Sea (43°46'N,6°55'E) at 1247 hrs; #4 engine leaking oil badly, #3 supercharger inoperative at 20,000 ft, #2 prop ran away (split oil line) and had to be feathered. Attacked target of opportunity.
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37924 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37924 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37801 Combat Mission Credit
Joined formation of the 401st BG and completed the mission. Landed away at RAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Co-pilot 42‑31606 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31433 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group, 41st A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Co-pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy.
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
62 11 February 1944 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑31606 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 41B Group. Did not take off.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Pilot 42‑37801 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Pilot 42‑37801 Aborted mission after taking off.
41B Group, High Squadron Lead; landed away at RAF Eastchurch, Essex, due to severe snow storm.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑31871 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Aborted 10 miles NW of Splasher 1 due to an oxygen leak.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑31871 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑31433 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑31433 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
72 6 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑37801 Aborted mission after taking off.
High group deputy, 40th Composite Combat Wing. Returned to base after group leader abandoned attempt to join assigned combat wing.
Sortie Report
73 8 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑37801 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97231 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
87 10 April 1944 Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Pilot 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Pilot 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
90 18 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97367 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Pilot 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report

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