SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑12‑20 44 159 Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bremen Attacked Visually: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Although a smoke screen was generated to hide the city, there was sufficient visibility to drop the bombs using visual aiming with the Norden Bombsight. As a result, 'the bombs landed in the built up areas away from the river.' (PRO Log)
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return:
Ditched

Comments: This crew's first mission; left formation shortly after attacking target; ran out of fuel and ditched in the North Sea off the Dutch Coast (Frisian Islands); they were rescued and brought to the German Frisian Island of Juist, where the radio operator who had been KIA was buried; MACR 1725.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42-29935 BK*K THE CAT'S SASS / PULMADIQUE Hunter, Jack Walter
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Carnes, James Frederick 546 POW
Co-pilot Parsons, William Harold 546 POW
Navigator Pue, Robert John 546 POW
Bombardier Kahn, Jacob S (IO) 546 POW
Radio Operator Wetherbee, Robert Odell 546 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret Meyer, Mark August 546 POW
Ball Turret Doss, Frank Emmett 546 POW
Tail Gunner Crow, Jerry Adrian 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Tragellas, William George 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner McLain, Marvin Dewey 546 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 1725
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