SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑04‑09 86 293 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Weather Causes Assembly Havoc: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st Composite Combat Wing B on todays mission, furnishing the lead and low groups of the wing. Bad weather caused assembly difficulties for the entire Wing, leading many pilots to abandon efforts to locate the wing. However, clear weather over the continent and in the target area enabled a majority of the bombers to successfully attack their assigned targets.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Hit by flak at 1546 hrs; left wing root on fire; the aircraft was seen circling under control and 10 chutes emerged; crashed east of Schleswig, Germany.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-31740 BK*T not known Konzem, Hubert P
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Schock, George William 546 POW
Co-pilot Gadd, Elliott Leroy 546 POW
Navigator Mittendorf, Ehrhard (NMI), Jr 546 POW
Togglier Yeater, James Thomas 546 POW
Radio Operator Hawkins, Charles Joseph 546 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Shannon, Lucian Glenroie 546 KIA
Ball Turret Van Gorkom, Lester Wilson 546 POW
Tail Gunner Mitchell, Charles F 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hamm, Morton Washington 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Benker, Patrick Dennis 546 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 3653
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