SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑07‑25 10 76 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Smoke Screen Challenges Bombardiers: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as part of the 103rd Combat Wing on today's mission. A flak barrage was thrown up in the target area but caused little damage. However, an estimated 300 enemy fighters attacked the formation in the target area, resulting in many losses for the group. The target partially obscured by smoke screen but the bombardiers were able to see enough ground points to make an effective attack.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Damaged by enemy action, details uncertain; crashed in Hamburg, Germany area. MACR 16117
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3024 BK*K ROYAL FLUSH
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Ward, P J 544 POW
Co-pilot Mondo, Walter J 544 KIA
Navigator Bederman, Robert 544 POW
Bombardier Janicek, George J 544 KIA
Radio Operator Chiafari, Frank (NMI) 544 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret Landrum, Bert, Jr 544 POW
Ball Turret Ciamarra, Nicholas D 544 KIA
Tail Gunner Patton, William C 544 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Jackson, John F 544 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Holmes, John L 544 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 16117
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