Graehl, Russell E

Individual Personnel Data
Name Graehl, Russell E
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-779848
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #14 dated 16 January 1945, effective 16 January 1945.
  • Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 547th Bomb Squadron Morning Reports of 9 May 1945 and 11 May 1945 - 70th Reinforcement Depot, AAF Station Stone, effective 11 May 1945.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 11 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Graehl, Russell EPilotCT
2nd Lt. Horrigan, Thomas JCo-pilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Skrocki, Casimir SNavigatorCT
Flt. Ofcr. McGowan, James ABombardierCT
CPL. Kajka, Frank AndrewRadio Operator / GunnerCT
T/SGT. Alderson, William EEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Crawford, Donald LeeBall Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. McKee, William RFlexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 22 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Pilot 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Pilot 43‑38757 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Pilot 42‑37788 Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 44‑6514 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation. This aircraft was a ground spare, which replaced 43‑37917 after having taken off and returned.
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Pilot 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Pilot 43‑39131 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8430.
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Pilot 43‑37843 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
297 24 March 1945 Target: Twente Enschede Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Pilot 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Pilot 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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316 25 April 1945 Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Pilot 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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