Grabow, Carl A

Individual Personnel Data
Name Grabow, Carl A   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 36182930   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 16 July 1944
Duty Flexible Gunner / Togglier
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 14 February 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Promoted to Staff Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #163 dated 14 August 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Parker, George FrederickPilotCT
2nd Lt. Woodworth, John DempsterCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Cavanaugh, William DNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Cresto, John AnthonyBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Webb, John ClydeRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Robb, Gordon LeeEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. McNeff, Charles LBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Stamm, Hiram Walton, "Nick"Tail GunnerCT
SGT. Grabow, Carl AFlexible GunnerCT
PVT. Stephens, Milton IFlexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 36 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy, high group.
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165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
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166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
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168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
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169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, High Squadron Lead.
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173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group.
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174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
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177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group.
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189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
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190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Returned with #3 feathered.
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191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
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198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
B wing, high group deputy. Hot camera ship.
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204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. PFF ship.
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211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
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214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8256 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship loaned by 303rd BG. Callsign EAVESDROP-Y.
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215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Relinquished lead to deputy at IP for Gee-H guidance on bomb run.
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218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Turned over lead to deputy for Gee-H bomb run.
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219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Togglier 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship; high Squadron.
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220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Togglier 44‑6592 Combat Mission Credit
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222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
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224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, High Squadron Lead. PFF ship. Landed away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, due to low fuel.
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226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Togglier 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
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226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
PFF & Gee-H ship; lead Squadron lead, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at RAF Tilstock, Shropshire, due to weather.
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227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Togglier 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
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230 26 November 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenbeken, Germany
Togglier 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
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237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Togglier 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation, but did not drop bombs, reason unknown.
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238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead D Group. PFF & Gee-H ship. Because the group leader did not climb over clouds at French coast, this Squadron continued on its own to the IP and target, attacking by Gee-H.
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244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Turned over lead of Squadron to deputy at the IP for a Gee-H run. The Gee-H failed about 2/3 of the way to the target and Parker resumed the lead and attempted to complete the attack visually, but was unable to. They then attempted to complete a second run visually, which was unsuccessful because conditions prevented identification of the target, so they moved on to the secondary, using PFF with visual assist.
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248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship. Followed group lead past primary target and started bomb run on secondary PFF target but was out of position. Returned for a second run and found the assigned MPI was obliterated by other bombs, they 'bombed the shops and yards at the western side' of the target area.
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253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. PFF & Gee-H ship.
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254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Togglier 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
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255 15 January 1945 Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Togglier 44‑6105 Aborted mission after taking off.
Number two engine blew #9 cylinder; jettisoned bombs in Channel.
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259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Togglier 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
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260 23 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Togglier 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Gravely, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire).
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261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Togglier 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
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265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Togglier 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
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266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Togglier 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, on return due to low fuel.
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