2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Howe, Vernon Bullock

Individual Personnel Data
Name Howe, Vernon Bullock
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 19102418
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, effective 17 July 1944.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 1 February 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #163 dated 14 August 1944.
  • Ordered on seven days Temporary Duty to Ebrington Manor, AAF Station 498 (a Flak house) on 2 January 1945 to carry out instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #260 dated 30 December 1944.
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 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Radio Operator 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
Radio Operator 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
Radio Operator 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
Radio Operator 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
Radio Operator 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
Radio Operator 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Radio Operator 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
Radio Operator 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
Radio Operator 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 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
Radio Operator 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Radio Operator 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
Radio Operator 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, low group lead. Did not bomb because unable to see wing lead release bombs.
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Second Squadron deputy. Gee-H and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8047 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Aborted due to failure of #2 engine.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship. Since deputy's Gee-H equipment failed prior to IP, led the Squadron to attack the secondary using PFF.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship; low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Radio Operator 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship; group lead, 41st Bomb Wing D group.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead: PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group Lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Division deputy.
Sortie Report
258 21 January 1945 Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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