Dodson, Lee White

Individual Personnel Data
Name Dodson, Lee White   
Rank First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-706037   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF station 106 Special Orders #104 dated 4 June 1944
Duty Co-pilot / Pilot
Last Duty Date 13 September 1944
Results Missing In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium: Tablets of the Missing
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 8902 (16.169 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Wilson, QuentinPilotCT
1st Lt. Dodson, Lee WhiteCo-pilotMIA
2nd Lt. Melchionni, Bruno FrankNavigatorCT
Flt. Ofcr. Maurillo, John DominicBombardierTR
S/SGT. Saults, John ERadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Lien, Oliver MalvinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Sterwerf, John MaxBall Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Watson, Ralph BrociusTail GunnerKIA
SGT. Markoff, SamuelFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Ciejka, Walter CFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 34 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Co-pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Co-pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, Low Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Co-pilot 44‑6147 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Ground Spare aircraft. Replaced 42‑31435.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Co-pilot 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
143 22 June 1944 Target: V-2 Storage & Launch Site
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
144 22 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lille (Fives district), France
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Co-pilot 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Co-pilot 42‑107224 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
150 4 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Co-pilot 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
151 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Co-pilot 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Co-pilot 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102959 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
158 16 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Co-pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
162 20 July 1944 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Pilot 42‑102617 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Pilot 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High Group.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42-37822.
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Pilot 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
High Group. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6141.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
J Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Pilot 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑37822. Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑37703 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group. Turned back due to #2 engine failure.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38213 Combat Mission Credit
At 1124, immediately after bombs away, this aircraft was observed going down in flames due to flak. MACR 8902
Sortie Report

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