McMath, James Gordon

Individual Personnel Data
Name McMath, James Gordon   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-680668   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #68 dated 11 August 1943
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 6 September 1943
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 183 (5.602 MB)
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 776 (10.353 MB)
Escape & Evasion Report # 183 (5.602 MB)
Slightly Dangerous (5.177 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Aufmuth, Lester HerbertPilotPOW
2nd Lt. McMath, James GordonCo-pilotEV
2nd Lt. Downe, Charles OwenNavigatorEV
2nd Lt. Jensen, James Chris, JrBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Corpening, Robert ClarkTogglierKIA
T/SGT. Price, Robert KyleEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Wagner, James LBall Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. Bachmann, Carl EdwardTail GunnerEV
S/SGT. Smith, Joseph HTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Fisher, Charles AlfredFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Co-pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Accidentally dropped two bombs in target area.
Sortie Report
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Co-pilot 42‑5720 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Co-pilot 42‑5720 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑5720 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by enemy aircraft; insufficient fuel to return to England; made a forced landing in field near Beauvais, France; MACR 776.
Sortie Report

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