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: Low squadron deputy. Damaged by flak after the target, then further attacked by Me-109s; crashed near Belfonds, France. No MACR
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-29960 SU*J NYMOKYMI
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Erickson, Gordon B 544 Evaded
Co-pilot Dartt, Clifford Charles 544 POW
Navigator Hackley, Francis Mercer 544 KIA
Bombardier Irvine, Don W 544 KIA
Radio Operator Welch, Paul G 544 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Penly, Robert H 544 Evaded
Ball Turret Freeman, Willard Edward 545 Evaded
Tail Gunner Mankowitz, Charles (NMI) 544 Evaded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Ashworth, George (NMI) 544 Evaded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Wingerter, Frank J 544 Evaded
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TYPE IDENTIFICATION
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