SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑02‑08 61 214 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Radar Bombing Today: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. The primary target was bombed using PFF on the wing leader.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Low squadron deputy. Turned back at 1048 hrs after first and only attack by enemy aircraft on our wing; jettisoned his bombs; crashed southeast of Cherbourg, France, possibly near near le Theil, France. MACR 2496
Primary (PFF)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-39784 SU*J CABIN IN THE SKY
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Covington, Royston Truitt, Jr 544 Evaded
Co-pilot Geary, James Eugene 544 POW
Navigator Ohlson, Floyd Henry 544 POW
Bombardier McGuinn, Thomas Patrick 544 POW
Radio Operator Christian, Kenneth Paul Charles 544 Evaded
Engineer/Top Turret Younker, John Joseph 544 POW
Ball Turret Onstad, William Walter 544 POW
Tail Gunner Wasilewski, Aleck Michael 544 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Caine, William Charles 544 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Whitney, Stanley Clifford 544 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 2496
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 472
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 743
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