Altstaetter, Herbert Emerson

Individual Personnel Data
Name Altstaetter, Herbert Emerson   
Rank Sergeant
Serial Number 35550924   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #81 dated 1 May 1944
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 24 May 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Altstaetter Cemetery, Cairo, Ohio
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 5268 (96.798 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Seamon, Grover Lawrence, JrPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Kohlston, Herbert FrancisCo-pilotPOW
Flt. Ofcr. Polansky, Herbert (NMI)NavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Robertson, Avon VernBombardierINT
S/SGT. Ramos, Manuel MasonRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
SGT. Loving, Elmer Hill, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Thompson, Raymond ArchieEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Housh, Leonard JessBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Altstaetter, Herbert EmersonTail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Settlemyre, James WalterFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group. Landed away at RAF Oulton, Norfolk, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
110 20 May 1944 Target: Orly Airport
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97204 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Tail Gunner 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31364 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group. Hit by flak after bombs-away, crashed in Herzberg, Germany (12 km SSE of Neuruppin). MACR 5268
Sortie Report

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