Corbett, Thomas Walter

Individual Personnel Data
Name Corbett, Thomas Walter   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 12211633   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS756 - Radio Operator, AAF (Army Air Forces Radio Operator)
Last Duty Date 8 May 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, New Jersey
Additional Information
  • Reclassified from MOS 756 to MOS 757 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #13 dated 19 January 1944.
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #19 dated 27 January 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 4561 (4.362 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Foster, James EPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Duffy, John HCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Vernon, Sheldon IraNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Ferazzi, Gabriel ErnestBombardierCT
S/SGT. Corbett, Thomas WalterRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Birch, Frank AustinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Overcash, Jimmy Lee, JrBall Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Matthijetz, Carl WalterTail GunnerCT
SGT. Corfield, Robert MiltonFlexible GunnerCT
S/SGT. Cochran, Thomas TidwellFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 28 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑31274 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Radio Operator 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Lead group
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Released 25 parcels of G-27 'nickles' (propaganda leaflets) and six 500-pound general-purpose bombs on the target.
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron, lead group.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back because of severe vibration in #3 engine.
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped 25 parcels of G-31 'Nickles' (propaganda leaflets), in addition to bombs.
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined the lead group.
Sortie Report
81 24 March 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Radio Operator 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Aborted mission after taking off.
94 Group. Turned back over Kettering at 1210 hrs because #3 prop ran away.
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
87 10 April 1944 Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
90 18 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
91 19 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy. Landed to correct loose gas cap problem, then took off and joined formation.
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Radio Operator 42‑31435 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, High Group.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97136 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑39888. Sustained 20mm cannon damage.
Sortie Report
95 25 April 1944 Target: Metz-Frescaty Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Metz, France
Radio Operator 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Radio Operator 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Radio Operator 42‑97404 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
103 8 May 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Radio Operator 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Hit by continuously tracking flak about one minute before bombs away; aircraft hit by burst between tail and waist doors and went into very steep uncontrollable dive; was seen to hit the ground still burning; tail gunner seemed to be blown out with no chutes observed; crashed near Le Foyer, France. MACR 4561
Sortie Report

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