SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑12‑01 39 145 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Primary Target Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew today's mission under very challenging conditions. During initial climb in wing formation, the low squadron was forced to fly through a cloud layer with icing conditions. This caused three aircraft to fall out of position, which were then unable to return to the formation. Also, during most of the mission, flying speeds were excessively high - as much as 175 mph - causing fuel shortages on return.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed near Ettingen, Germany; MACR 1334.
Primary (PFF)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 41-24557 JD*O DAMN YANKEE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Sundlun, Bruce George 545 Evaded
Co-pilot Boles, Andrew John, Jr 545 POW
Navigator Jylkka, Reino Oswal 545 POW
Togglier Hayes, George Clayborne 545 KIA
Radio Operator Snyder, Charles Leslie 545 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Ramsey, William Marion 545 POW
Ball Turret Cologne, Harry Francis 545 KIA
Tail Gunner Lekas, Frank (NMI) 545 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cappelletti, Mike Joseph 545 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Snyder, Chester Paul 545 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 1334
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 2016
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