SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑12‑30 47 169 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Primary Target Attacked: Bombs were away at 1202 hours on PFF from 22,000 feet, with unobserved results.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return:
Ditched

Comments: Composite Squadron Ldr; mechanical fault; 15 mins over France #1 prop ran away, threw chunks of cowling, and caught on fire; MACR 1768; ditched in Channel at 1125 hrs; nine crew picked up, one missing; crew at Swanley Manor Hospital in Lewes.
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-31274 SU*O SEA HAG
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Jacobs, Randolph George Edward 544 Ditched, Rescued
Co-pilot Jackson, Winthrop Alsop, Jr 544 Ditched, Rescued
Navigator Curtin, John Quinn 544 Ditched, Rescued
Bombardier Davis, David Harold 544 Ditched, Rescued
Radio Operator Cloud, Doy J 544 Ditched, Rescued
Engineer/Top Turret Goetz, Jack Keith 544 Ditched, Rescued
Ball Turret Gorham, Donald Frederick 544 Ditched, Rescued
Tail Gunner Compton, Robert Lewis 544 Ditched, Rescued
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gregori, Aldo Joseph 544 MIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Wager, Lawrence Holmes 544 Ditched, Rescued
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 1768
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