Whitesides, John B

Individual Personnel Data
Name Whitesides, John B
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-825034
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #255 dated 24 December 1944, effective 24 December 1944.
  • Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 547th Bombardment Squadron Morning Report - 70th Replacement Depot, AAF Station Stone, effective 21 April 1945.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 21 April 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Related Documents Accident Report # 45-01-10-519 (7.046 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Whitesides, John BPilotCT
2nd Lt. Moxley, John CCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Miner, Alfred NorrisNavigatorWNC
CPL. Dube, Roland Raymond, "Rollie"Radio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Sayers, Francis Asbury, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Shields, Howard EBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Dupas, Emmett GeorgeTail GunnerTBD
CPL. Bergner, Lee RayFlexible GunnerTBD
CPL. Huff, Robert EmilFlexible GunnerWNC

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Co-pilot 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6514 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Pilot 42‑97263 Crashed on takeoff; aircraft a 'complete wreck', all crew survived, two seriously injured, one minor injuries.
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Pilot 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at RAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑38013 Aircraft did not take off.
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38757 when displaced by Ruckman. Did not take off due to snowstorm.
Sortie Report
262 29 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Siegen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at at Glatton Airfield, AAF Station 130, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron. Turned back due to #3 engine turbo failure.
Sortie Report
290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Pilot 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Released bombs late.
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
297 24 March 1945 Target: Twente Enschede Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Pilot 43‑38752 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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