Connell, Harvey C

Individual Personnel Data
Name Connell, Harvey C   
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 36811845   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #242 dated 10 December 1944
Duty Flexible Gunner / Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 6 April 1945
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Plot E Row 2 Grave 109
Related Documents Accident Report # 45-04-06-523 (6.090 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. MacKellar, Donald AllenPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Carroll, James ECo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Cebulski, Leo CarlNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Horoff, JosephBombardierCT
CPL. Hurtt, Selden MonroeRadio Operator / GunnerWIA
S/SGT. Calvin, Edmond E, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Courtney, Raymond FrederickBall Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Brown, Charles Stout, JrTail GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Connell, Harvey CFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 34 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
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247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38823 Combat Mission Credit
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248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron.
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249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship.
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250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
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252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑39888.
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253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Did not join the 384th formation as briefed; probably joined another group and attacked their primary target (Speyer, Germany). Landed at Laon, France (airfield A-70) due to flak damage. Crew and aircraft resumed combat operations 9 days later.
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255 15 January 1945 Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away on Continent at airstrip B-53 (Nerville, France) on return, with #3 and #4 engines out.
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256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
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257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Alconbury Airfield, AAF Station 102.
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261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
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264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship.
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265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
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267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑32106 Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
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268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
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270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
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271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
High squadron flying spare.
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272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship.
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273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
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274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron hot camera ship.
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275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Seething Airfield, AAF Station 146, due to low fuel.
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276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Flexible (Waist) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
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278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
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280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron hot camera ship.
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283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
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284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6923
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286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
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287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
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288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
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290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
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291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
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292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
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293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron.
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301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
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303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron.
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305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑6923 Crashed near Broughton after takeoff; crew killed.
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