Skehan, Joseph Lynne

Individual Personnel Data
Name Skehan, Joseph Lynne
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-819421
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #144 dated 22 July 1944, effective 22 July 1944.
  • Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 547th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 19 January 1945 - Detachment of Patients, 4203, U.S. Army Hospital Plant, APO 594, effective 16 January 1945.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 16 January 1945
Results Transferred
Additional Information
  • Promoted to First Lieutenant effective 20 September 1944 per 547th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 27 September 1944.
  • Granted a seven (7) day operational leave of absence effective 5 October 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #196 dated 4 October 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Skehan, Joseph LynnePilotTR
2nd Lt. Heubner, Emil JCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Hannaford, Gordon CoyleNavigatorCT
Flt. Ofcr. Cameron, William Roy, JrBombardierTR
CPL. Dufur, William SargentRadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Klien, William MartinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Adameit, Robert CarlBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Knight, Amon LamarTail GunnerCT
SGT. Mess, Richard CarlFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Stanek, Robert BriceFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 22 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6149.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Deputy. Dropped bombs early.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
I Group.
Sortie Report
172 4 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Pilot 42‑38013 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
Pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Pilot 42‑97204 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Pilot 44‑6105 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
Pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Pilot 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Landed with wounded aboard.
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 44‑8011 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 44‑6105 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
Pilot 43‑37990 Combat Mission Credit
A Squadron.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
B wing, high group. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Pilot 43‑38542 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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