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Sandbek, Phillip Elmore

Individual Personnel Data
Name Sandbek, Phillip Elmore
Rank Corporal / Sergeant
Serial Number 36724837
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #258 dated 28 December 1944, effective 28 December 1944.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date TBD
Results TBD
Additional Information
Promoted to Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #2 dated 2 January 1945.
Related Documents Accident Report # 45-01-22-526 (4.348 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Burroughs, Edwin CPilotCT
2nd Lt. Stoecker, John George, JrCo-pilotTBD
Flt. Ofcr. Smoot, Gene WNavigatorTBD
CPL. Vienna, Howard Bartel, JrTogglierCT
SGT. Bittke, Carl FredericEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Sandbek, Phillip ElmoreBall Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. Oberski, Richard Michael, "dick"Spot JammerCT
CPL. Misch, Henry ConradFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Newberry, Donald EugeneFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 29 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship. Landed long and collided with 42-102620 which had not cleared the runway due to a flat tire.
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38823 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Redhill, Surrey, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Ball Turret 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Ball Turret 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
306 7 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
308 10 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Returned four bombs to base.
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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