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 42-29670 SU*K THUNDERMUG
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Hall, Kelmer James 544 POW
Co-pilot Summers, Bradley Briscoe 544 POW
Navigator Crary, James David 544 POW
Bombardier Schindler, Herbert 544 POW
Radio Operator Keathley, Edward R 544 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Harland, Kenneth Watkins, Jr 544 KIA
Ball Turret Reandeau, Lawrence J 544 POW
Tail Gunner McCulley, George Dewey 544 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Veber, Max B 544 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Dean, Holgate Joseph 544 KIA
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TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRThis document has not been located in the National Archives.
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