Hansen, Svend Edward

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hansen, Svend Edward   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 13152791   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #46 dated 9 March 1944, effective 9 March 1944.
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 8 September 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #93 dated 19 May 1944.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to American Red Cross Club, Southport, Lancashire (a Flak House) on 27 June 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #122 dated 26 June 1944.
  • Placed on approximately two days Temporary Duty to London on or about 14 August 1944, purpose Public Relations Office (PRO) Activities per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #161 dated 12 August 1944.
  • Transferred in grade to the Casual Pool, 8th AFRD, AAF Station 594 on 8 September 1944 per Squadron Morning Report.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. June, Glenn JosephPilotCT
2nd Lt. Melsen, Howard CarlCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Jackson, William McCleanNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Leahy, Leo AltonBombardierCT
S/SGT. Cicci, Joseph LeonardRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Hansen, Svend EdwardEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Aplin, William CarltonBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Bagosy, Paul MartinTail GunnerCT
SGT. Dillon, Howard ArthurFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Shukaitis, George JosephFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
78 20 March 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37816 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
41 Squadron.
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97081 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑31740 Combat Mission Credit
Flying Spare; joined formation. Landed away at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, due to weather.
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑107083 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned backat 1027 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
96 27 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
98 29 April 1944 Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97081 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Group A Low Squadron Deputy. Landed away at RAF Wratting Common, Cambridgeshire, on return.
Sortie Report
112 22 May 1944 Target: Warehouse District in the Dock Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
115 25 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Sarreguemines and Blainville-sur-l'Eau, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97139 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
117 28 May 1944 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
120 30 May 1944 Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
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
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97139 Combat Mission Credit
Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97139 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
High Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
128 6 June 1944 Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
M Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Deputy.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
High Group Lead.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, Lead Group, Wing Lead.
Sortie Report
138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group Lead.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑38014 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Group Lead. Turned back at 0820 hrs when #3 oil line broke and #3 engine had to be feathered; #2 engine was smoking. Landed away at RAF Folkingham, Lincolnshire.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Composite High Group Lead.
Sortie Report
144 22 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lille (Fives district), France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, high group.
Sortie Report

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