14-18 SEPTEMBER 2023

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, effective 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
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 MazonRadio 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, Returned As Briefed
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
41A Group
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑31364 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
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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