DeWitt, Robert Courtney

Individual Personnel Data
Name DeWitt, Robert Courtney
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-688631
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, effective 17 November 1943.
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72, effective 16 April 1944.
  • Transferred to the Casual Pool, 12th RCD, AAF Station 591, per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 7 May 1945, effective 7 May 1944.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 7 May 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 14 April 1916
  • Granted a seven day sick leave effective on or about 14 March 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #48 dated 12 March 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. West, George BerryPilotCT
2nd Lt. Yount, Donald LaverneCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. DeWitt, Robert CourtneyNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Credidio, Anthony JosephBombardierCT
S/SGT. Anderson, Charles LeRoyRadio Operator / GunnerCT
T/SGT. Crippen, Creig BEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Skerko, John (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Graeb, William LouisTail GunnerCT
SGT. Figley, Wilbert GuyFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Ray, William CharlesFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 29 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Navigator 42‑37758 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
44 20 December 1943 Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Navigator 42‑29651 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Navigator 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Briefed to fly in high Squadron of composite group, flew #5 position with unidentified Group; landed away at Thurleigh due to low fuel
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Navigator 41‑24560 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Navigator 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Navigator 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑31606 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Navigator 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy, low group. Landed away at Rattlesden due to technical failures.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 42‑37885 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, lead group.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Navigator 41‑24560 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, High Squadron, Lead Group. Landed away at RAF Desborough, Northamptonshire, on return due to low fuel.
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
Navigator 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑31364 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back at 1035 hrs; aircraft took off late and was unable to locate the group formation due to poor visibility.
Sortie Report
72 6 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑31435 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
74 9 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑31435 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑97136 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Navigator 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
81 24 March 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 42‑97136 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Navigator 42‑97136 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Navigator 42‑97136 Combat Mission Credit
94 Group.
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Navigator 42‑97136 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑97136 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
Navigator 42‑97136 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Navigator 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, High Group.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Navigator 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Navigator 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
96 27 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Navigator 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Navigator 42‑102442 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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