McCord, Robert Bruce, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name McCord, Robert Bruce, Jr   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-825929   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 7 October 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Oakwood Cemetery, Sheffield, Alabama: Plot 21-11 35
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 9365 (21.608 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Hulcher, Donald Lawrence PilotCT
2nd Lt. McCord, Robert Bruce, JrCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Ouellette, George Albert, JrNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Philleo, Richard NormanBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Howe, Vernon BullockRadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Brown, James PaulRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Baer, Robert (NMI)Engineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Schwartz, MeyerBall Turret GunnerWIA
SGT. Guy, Roderick MelbourneTail GunnerCT
SGT. Van Britson, Raymond Jules, "*VANBRITTON"Flexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 16 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Co-pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Co-pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
H Group.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102566 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
High Group.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Co-pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Co-pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Co-pilot 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Landed with wounded aboard.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
At 1236 hrs over Ruhland, lost part control of aircraft over target after being hit by flak: co-pilot was killed instantly, and pilot mortally wounded. He peeled off from formation under control after bombing target and left formation; ship appeared to be in good condition; no chutes observed but crew did bail out (except for the pilots); crashed near Ruhland, Germany; MACR 9365
Sortie Report

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