SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑01‑04 49 174 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Port Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the High Group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Bombs were released on the wing leader using PFF aiming. The group leader released his bombs late due to 'freezing of the controls,' but the majority of the group released bombs on the wing lead. The target area was obscured by clouds so the results of the bombing were unobserved.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Low squadron lead. MIA. Damaged by enemy aircraft, crashed near Kalundborg, Denmark; MACR 1483. For details, see A Dying Breed by Neal B. Dillon.
Primary (PFF)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-5838 SO*P MAD MONEY II
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Kaczaraba, William (NMI) 547 POW
Co-pilot Morgan, Myron Clinton 547 POW
Navigator Horsky, Marvin Lewis 547 POW
Bombardier Wirth, Theodore Matthew 547 POW
Radio Operator Peifer, Wilbur Allen 547 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Honeycutt, John Samuel 547 POW
Ball Turret Craden, Solomon (NMI) 547 POW
Tail Gunner Polley, George Gibson, Jr 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Parker, Peter Franklin 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gilrane, Harry Alexander 547 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 1483
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