Waltrip, Dale LeRoy

Individual Personnel Data
Name Waltrip, Dale LeRoy
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 16031073
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #80 dated 29 April 1944, effective 29 April 1944.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 31 July 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #91 dated 16 May 1944.
  • Granted a seven day convalescent furlough effective 7 July 1944 per 547th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 7 July 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Stevens, Raymond RobertPilotCT
2nd Lt. Halloran, Kenneth MartinCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Zabel, Wendell WilliamBombardierCT
S/SGT. Pratt, John ButlerRadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Mayo, Lewis GrahamEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Waltrip, Dale LeRoyBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Manus, Donald LeeTail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Sorice, Dominic (NMI)Flexible GunnerCT
SGT. Supernowicz, Edward JFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 32 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Ball Turret 42‑97204 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
108 15 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Ball Turret 42‑102402 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
112 22 May 1944 Target: Warehouse District in the Dock Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Ball Turret 42‑97367 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
41B Group Flying Spare.
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
115 25 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Sarreguemines and Blainville-sur-l'Eau, France
Ball Turret 42‑97201 Aborted mission after taking off.
41B Group. Turned back due to oxygen failure.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
117 28 May 1944 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Ball Turret 42‑37776 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97150.
Sortie Report
120 30 May 1944 Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 0942 hrs because of a leak in the glycol system behind #2 engine, which pilot thought was an excessive gas leak.
Sortie Report
122 2 June 1944 Target: Gun Battery with six 155mm guns, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (5 miles S of Boulogne), France
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Ball Turret 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107064 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
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
144 22 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lille (Fives district), France
Ball Turret 42‑97204 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group, 41st B wing.
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Ball Turret 44‑6080 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
150 4 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Ball Turret 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Ball Turret 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
162 20 July 1944 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
High Group Deputy, Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑37870 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6080 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group, 41st B wing.
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Deputy and Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report

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