SORTIE REPORT #19
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑06‑22 1 65 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
First 384th Combat Mission: Col Budd J. Peaslee led the 384th Bombardment Group (H) on this mission, a "Secondary Effort" for the day, consisting of the 384th followed by the 381st BG. The 384th put up 20 aircraft for this mission; two B-17s failed to return, 10 crewmembers were KIA, 1 was MIA, 9 became POW, and 4 were wounded.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron Lead.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42‑5850 547th SO*M not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Dillingham, Maurice Stanley 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Smith, James William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hegstad, Lester Olaf 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Meyers, Francis Joseph, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Reichwein, John Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Buckley, Robert H 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Jones, Lynn Tilton 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner MacArthur, Stanley William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Igou, William Fred 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Pratt, David Allan 547 Completed, Uninjured
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