Lentz, Kenneth Melvin

Individual Personnel Data
Name Lentz, Kenneth Melvin   
Rank Corporal / Sergeant
Serial Number 35227030   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #134 dated 11 July 1944
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 25 September 1944
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Obermassfeld Hospital #1249 (Serves Stalag 9-C) Obermassfeld Thuringia, Germany 50-10
Additional Information
Promoted to Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #159 dated 9 August 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 9414 (19.951 MB)
Former POW Recalls His Day of Liberation (0.111 MB)
Photos of this Veteran signing the Wing PanelLentz Signing
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Peterson, John WrightPilotPOW
2nd Lt. McClelland, Robert CorneliusCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Toler, Charles Frederick, JrNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Maddock, Walter JamesBombardierCT
S/SGT. Hamlett, Lloyd GRadio Operator / GunnerTR
S/SGT. Wick, Andrew OliverEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Talley, Harold GrahamBall Turret GunnerTR
CPL. Lentz, Kenneth MelvinTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Rabe, William Arthur, JrFlexible GunnerPOW
CPL. Strain, John LFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 17 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
High 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
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
H Group.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, high group.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Tail Gunner 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group. Landed with #1 feathered.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 43‑37713. High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Hit by flak, crashed near Wiesbaden, Germany; MACR 9414
Sortie Report

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