SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑04‑06 305 930 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Leipzig Railyard Bombed: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing A Group. Due to 10/10ths cloud cover over the primary (visual) target aim point, bombs were released at the secondary (PFF) aim point.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Collided with 43‑38801 after target at 1018 hrs; aircraft peeled off to right; #3 engine fell off and #4 was on fire; aircraft went into a flat spin and fell apart; no chutes observed; crashed near Leisnig, Germany.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Secondary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-39164 SU*F not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Gray, Fred Price 544 KIA
Co-pilot Strang, Walter David 544 POW
Navigator Merriam, David Eugene 544 POW
Togglier Poulsen, Leonard Irvin 544 KIA
Radio Operator Kustra, Michael (NMI) 544 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret McCullough, John Randolph 544 KIA
Ball Turret Donini, Joseph (NMI) 544 KIA
Tail Gunner Bull, Joe Walter 544 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 13850
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