SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑05 173 519 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Fighter Control Center: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission to knock out a control center for enemy fighter aircraft. Intense flak at the primary target did not deter the bombers, and visual bombing conditions enabled accurate bombing.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: A flak shell exploded beside the nose of "Tremblin Gremlin" on the bomb run. "I'm hit" said the bombardier, 1st Lt. Marvin Fryden, but he remained at his bombsight until bombs-away, then collapsed. He had been hit in the chest, and subsequently died of his wounds. Schwery (pilot) and Seeley (TT) were also wounded, and the plane was severely damaged, barely making it back to England to land at Halesworth, AAF Station 365, on two engines, with no brakes, and many flak holes.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-37982 SU*K TREMBLING GREMLIN
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Shwery, Arthur J 544 Wounded
Co-pilot Buslee, John Oliver 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Rybarczyk, Chester Anthony 544 Wounded
Bombardier Fryden, Marvin (NMI) 544 KIA
Radio Operator Peluso, Sebastiano Joseph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Seeley, Clarence Burdell 544 Seriously Wounded
Ball Turret Foster, Erwin Vernon 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Lucynski, Eugene Daniel 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Farrar, George Edwin 544 Wounded
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