Corpening, Robert Clark

Individual Personnel Data
Name Corpening, Robert Clark   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 14123642   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #68 dated 11 August 1943
  • Assigned to a non-384th related unit, per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #98 - 30th Genera Hospital, APO 514, effective 17 September 1943.
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 544th Bomb Group Morning Report dated 22 December 1943, effective 17 November 1943.
Duty Togglier
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 8 May 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Green Hills Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #82 dated 26 August 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 4561 (4.362 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Aufmuth, Lester HerbertPilotPOW
2nd Lt. McMath, James GordonCo-pilotEV
2nd Lt. Downe, Charles OwenNavigatorEV
2nd Lt. Jensen, James Chris, JrBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Corpening, Robert ClarkTogglierKIA
T/SGT. Price, Robert KyleEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Wagner, James LBall Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. Bachmann, Carl EdwardTail GunnerEV
S/SGT. Smith, Joseph HTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Fisher, Charles AlfredFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 23 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Radio Operator 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Accidentally dropped two bombs in target area.
Sortie Report
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
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
Togglier 42‑29828 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
72 6 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Togglier 42‑31364 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
75 16 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Togglier 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Togglier 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, high composite group.
Sortie Report
77 19 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Togglier 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
Forced out of formation after first bomb run due to loss of #4 engine; did not bomb.
Sortie Report
78 20 March 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Togglier 42‑31435 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑37785 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Togglier 42‑37789 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑31346.
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Togglier 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
94 Group.
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Togglier 42‑97136 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Togglier 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Togglier 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Halesworth, Suffolk, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Togglier 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37982.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Togglier 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37789.
Sortie Report
95 25 April 1944 Target: Metz-Frescaty Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Metz, France
Togglier 42‑37758 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
96 27 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Togglier 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Togglier 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Togglier 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
103 8 May 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Togglier 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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