SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑02‑11 62 218 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Visual Attack Despite Confusion: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Due to confusion near the IP, this group dropped bombs on (or near) a Luftwaffe airfield, using visual sighting.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Last seen approaching French Coast making a left turn losing altitude, going into a steep spiral and into a dive at 10,000 ft; fire in bomb-bay, from several accounts in the MACR; crashed near Saint-Vaast-d'Équiqueville, France. MACR 2529
TOO (Visual)
Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-39962 SO*O not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Widener, Seth Granell, Jr 547 POW
Co-pilot Reid, Harvey William 547 POW
Navigator Wickman, Alfred Louis 547 POW
Bombardier Gerber, Leonard (NMI) 547 POW
Radio Operator Smith, William Edward 547 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Cifelli, George Emil 547 KIA
Ball Turret Mosbey, James Millard 547 POW
Tail Gunner Mize, Walter Alvest, Jr 547 Evaded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Boon, Howard Goodall, Jr 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Santosuosso, John Peter 547 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 2529
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 716
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