Altman, Murray David

Individual Personnel Data
Name Altman, Murray David   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-676530   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #93 dated 11 September 1943
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 4 March 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York
Additional Information
  • Graduated from Bombardier School at Big Spring AAF, Big Spring, Texas, Class #43-05, 4 January 1943.
  • Ordered to travel to Coombe House Hotel (a 'flak house'), Semley, Dorset, for seven days beginning 21 December 1943 on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #171 dated 20 December 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 2741 (54.222 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Flt. Ofcr. Carpenter, Walter RichardPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Kennedy, John Benton, JrCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Hedin, Carl AntonNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Altman, Murray DavidBombardierKIA
SGT. Fallesen, Wayne PeterRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
T/SGT. McCracken, Dwight HowardEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. O'Leary, Edward Joseph, "Mickey"Ball Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Leibring, Clarence PaulTail GunnerEV
S/SGT. Zyglowicz, Bernard FrankFlexible GunnerEV
S/SGT. Girard, Donald RobertFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 19 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Bombardier 42‑29717 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
28 4 October 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5051 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Boxted due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑29814 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Bombardier 42‑29651 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Bombardier 42‑29717 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Bombardier 42‑29717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑29717 Combat Mission Credit
Kennedy (CP) and Hedin (N) wounded by flak burst in nose of aircraft.
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Bombardier 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
37 26 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑37789 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Snetterton Heath.
Sortie Report
38 29 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑37727 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Bombardier 42‑31073 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy.
Sortie Report
44 20 December 1943 Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑31274 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑29717 Combat Mission Credit
Composite Squadron
Sortie Report
48 31 December 1943 Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Bombardier 42‑29632 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Bombardier 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Bombardier 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Bombardier 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Bombardier 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Bombardier 42‑31495 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Bombardier 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bombardier 42‑39991 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Was seen in formation at bombs away; at 1202 aircraft peeled off and left formation under control; all engines were running, but one may have been hit by flak; last seen going down still under control; flak, crashed 1 km south of Blangermont, France. MACR 2741
Sortie Report

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