SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑07‑04 6 71 Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Aircraft Plant Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew twenty aircraft and crews on today's mission. Weather at the primary target was clear enough for visual sighting, and resulted in accurate bombing.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Shot down before the target was reached; crashed near Poillé-sur-Vègre about 40km WSW of Le Mans, France. MACR 3035/4495
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3235 JD*T LAKANUKI
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Myer, Lawrence Wayne 545 KIA
Co-pilot Gauntt, Norman Alton 545 KIA
Navigator Crouch, James Claybourne 545 KIA
Bombardier Brzoznowski, Thomas Henry 545 KIA
Radio Operator Davidson, Jack (NMI) 545 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret LaRue, James Lynn 545 KIA
Ball Turret Carter, James Thomas 545 KIA
Tail Gunner Butcher, David L 545 Evaded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hubble, Floyd (NMI), Jr 545 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Christensen, Kenneth Eldon 545 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 3035
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 483
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