SORTIE REPORT
Event Date: 1944-03-31
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Mission Recalled
Comments: Returning to base from a recalled operational mission, the left main landing gear would not extend. Pilot jettisoned bomb load and ball turret, then flew locally to use up fuel supply. He then made a successful landing using only the right main gear and tail wheel, resulting in minimal damage to the aircraft, and no injury to crew.
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-38013 SO*C NEVADA AVENGER
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Daskey, Kendall (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Huber, Eldridge H 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Mittendorf, Ehrhard (NMI), Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Swift, Kenneth Gilbert 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Adair, Norman Ray 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Lenich, Francis Augustus 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Teetman, Leo Frank, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Schleuse, Robert Edward 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Fisk, Lloyd G 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Markiewicz, John Henry 547 Completed, Uninjured
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
ACCIREPAccident Report Number 44-03-31-516
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