Kovach, Joseph William

Individual Personnel Data
Name Kovach, Joseph William
Rank Corporal / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 33574886
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #18 dated 21 January 1945
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date TBD
Results TBD
Related Documents Oral History Interview
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Wright, Edward SPilotTR
Flt. Ofcr. Von Grimm, RobertCo-pilotFCMEW
1st Lt. Fell, Charles LinwoodNavigatorMIA
CPL. Arnold, Robert BTogglierTBD
SGT. Jaeger, Melvin GeorgeEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. Soules, Robert ABall Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Kovach, Joseph WilliamBall Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. Holmes, Garland FrancisTail GunnerTR
CPL. Zude, Byron AlvinFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 17 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Landed on Continent for fuel before returning to base.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6892 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8608 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38801 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
Radio Operator 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6892.
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8853 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Left formation over friendly territory and landed away at on Continent.
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
311 15 April 1945 Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Radio Operator 42‑97592 Weather aircraft.
Sortie Report
312 16 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
316 25 April 1945 Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Radio Operator 44‑8923 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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