SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑02‑22 65B 230 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Aschersleben, Germany
Big Week, Day Three: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two group formations for todays missions. This group formed the high group of the 41st B Combat Wing. Bombs appeared to strike in the target area, but heavy smoke from prior groups made assessment difficult.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Crashed
Comments: Collided with 42‑38041 from 303rd BG, Molesworth, while forming up at 0956; crashed near Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire; only survivors were bombardier and navigator who parachuted to safety.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-31516 BK*M not known McKinney, Lauren L
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Jeter, Sydney R, Jr 546 KIA
Co-pilot Schutz, George F, Jr 546 KIA
Navigator Bailey, William Eugene 546 Bailed Out Over England
Bombardier Swanson, Kenneth J 546 Bailed Out Over England
Radio Operator Dupuis, George E 546 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret MacDonald, Donald V 546 KIA
Ball Turret Lisch, John R 546 KIA
Tail Gunner Scheffer, Edgar A 546 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Madl, Ferdinand J 546 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Persoskie, Metro (NMI) 546 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
ACCIREPAccident Report Number 44-02-22-511
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