Verbryke, Robert Merrill

Individual Personnel Data
Name Verbryke, Robert Merrill   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-769322   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #157 dated 5 August 1944
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 11 September 1944
Reported missing on MACR 8903 (10.331 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Mason, Ohio
Related Documents MACR 8903 (10.331 MB)
Remote Webpage'IN MEMORY OF ROBERT M. VERBRYKE,' on The USGenWeb Project




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Chadwick, James WoodrowPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Grantham, Edgar HarryCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. White, Leslie ComerNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Verbryke, Robert MerrillBombardierKIA
CPL. Mulvey, Lawrence VRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Brown, Virgil DarrahEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Schoonover, Henry KermitBall Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Klumpp, Kenneth BernardTail GunnerPOW
CPL. Merfeld, Louis LeonardFlexible GunnerKIA
CPL. Atkins, Byron Leverne, "BUD"Flexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 7 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97521. High group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Lead ground spare aircraft, replaced 42‑97521; see 42‑97521 for details. Returned with wounded aboard.
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Aircraft received a direct flak burst, at 1208 hours near the primary target, in bomb bay; immediately released bombs and caught on fire; dived to 18,000 feet and levelled off; lost to sight; flak, crashed near Halle, Germany; MACR 8903.
Sortie Report

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