SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑03‑17 290 892 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Weather and Equipment Failures: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing B Group on todays mission. Multiple equipment failures and adverse weather conditions forced the Group to bypass the primary (and various other) targets, finally attacking the #6 briefed target, with poor results.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Low squadron flying spare; joined formation. Damaged by flak. Originally reported in MACR 13114 to have left formation over the Channel on return, surviving crew members reported the aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Oschatz, Germany.
#6 (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Erfurt, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-107148 JD*P DARK ANGEL
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Schauer, William Carl 545 POW
Co-pilot McKay, Van Robert 545 POW
Navigator Gallop, Willis Hodges, III 545 POW
Togglier Frankel, Daniel (NMI) 545 POW
Radio Operator Cooksey, Vernon Edward 545 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret Tumlin, Lamar (NMI) 545 POW
Ball Turret Shaffer, Claude Gordon 545 POW
Tail Gunner Stewart, Kenneth Jack 545 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Condon, Francis Raymond 545 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 13114
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