Bordelon, Nolan Joseph

Individual Personnel Data
Name Bordelon, Nolan Joseph   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 14014668   
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 Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 27 November 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AF Station 106 Special Orders #186 dated 20 September 1944.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty (TD) to Southport, AAF Station 524 (a Flak house) on 19 October 1944 to carry out the orders of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #207 dated 19 October 1944.
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-11-16-527 (10.047 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Green, Loren LesterPilotCT
2nd Lt. Abbott, Edward William, Jr, "Ted"Co-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Seydel, Philip (NMI)NavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Thielen, Albert Finn, JrBombardierTR
S/SGT. Myers, Robert HollandRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Bordelon, Nolan JosephEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Vaniglia, Frank (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Zager, Donald ArthurTail GunnerCT
SGT. McAnally, Edmon MoleneFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Sutphin, Richard EFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, high group, 41st D wing.
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
High Group Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Aborted mission after taking off.
High group hot camera ship. Turned back because #4 engine failed.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102566 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Low group.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship, high group.
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
#1 engine failed at start of bomb run; bombs jettisoned just past IP.
Sortie Report
193 12 September 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Brüx, Czechoslovakia
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
C Squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, low group.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
High group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to internal failure in an engine.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined A group.
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Second Squadron.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑32106 Aborted mission after taking off.
High Squadron. Aborted due to personnel illness.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38721 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back with a gas leak in engine #3 and #4 on fire.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
On return to England, in bad weather, pilots were instructed to divert and land at Stratford. Lt. Green landed long and collided with an aircraft still on the runway.
Sortie Report
229 25 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑8409 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at AAF Bovingdon, Station 112, due to weather.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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