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: Disabled by enemy action over target; details unknown; crashed in Hamburg, Germany area. No MACR
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3088 SU*G SUGAR PUSS
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Christman, Clarence R 544 KIA
Co-pilot Carroll, Robert Stanley 544 POW
Navigator Dennett, Verne B 544 KIA
Bombardier Sears, William H 544 POW
Radio Operator Gillis, John J 544 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret Detrick, Albert W 544 POW
Ball Turret Leonard, Robert Alfred 544 KIA
Tail Gunner Goubeaux, Jerome J 544 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Stephenson, Charles F 544 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hill, Carl V 544 POW
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TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRThis document has not been located in the National Archives.
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