Scheanwald, Richard James

Individual Personnel Data
Name Scheanwald, Richard James
Rank Flight Officer / Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-886716
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 8 January 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Graduated from Bombardier School at Carlsbad AAF, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Class #44-04, 18 March 1944.
  • Appointed 2nd Lieutenant effective 13 August 1944, per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #281 HQ 8th AF dated 15 October 1944. Assigned ASN O-886716.
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-10-19-526 (2.858 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Hicks, Ralph BenjaminPilotCT
2nd Lt. Niederlitz, Donald EdwardCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Miller, Dan OwensNavigatorCT
Flt. Ofcr. Scheanwald, Richard JamesBombardierCT
S/SGT. Frerichs, Earl EdwardRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Townsend, Perry Houston, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Laine, William JewelBall Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. Manners, Dale MelvinTail GunnerCT
SGT. Weeks, Melvin FrancisFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Snyder, Norman AndersonFlexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 36 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
Bombardier 42‑97204 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Bombardier 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Bombardier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Bombardier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
I Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Bombardier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8011 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Bombardier 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Bombardier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Bombardier 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8011.
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 44‑6080 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
Bombardier 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
F Squadron.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bombardier 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
-- 19 October 1944 Location: Bombardier 44‑8047 Landing gear collapsed on return from a night cross-country training mission. There were no crew injuries.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Took lead at IP and guided Squadron to an attack on the primary target using Gee-H.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. Gee-H and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, High Squadron Deputy. Gee-H ship. Landed away at Brussels, Belgium, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship; low Squadron deputy, 41st Bomb Wing C group.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy, B group; Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Bombardier 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Bombardier 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and lead Squadron hot camera ship. Assumed lead after the lead aaircraft developed engine trouble and cound not keep up with formation.
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group. Landed away at Sudbury Airfield, AAF Station 174, due to inclement weather.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Bombardier 44‑6514 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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