SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑04‑13 89 301 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Primary Attacked, Huge Losses: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Vicious fighter attacks knocked down nine of our aircraft, but the bombers were able to attack the assigned target with good results.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Shot down during fighter attacks which lasted from 1354 to 1357 hrs; crashed near Mannheim, Germany. MACR 3866
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-31048 JD*L not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Miller, Max Jean 545 KIA
Co-pilot Dent, James E, Jr 545 KIA
Navigator Beinar, Theophilus Edward 545 KIA
Bombardier Getty, Darrell Clark 545 POW
Radio Operator Watson, Henry Overholt 545 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret Rodden, Elvie Lawrence 545 KIA
Ball Turret Schelberg, Saul Jack 545 KIA
Tail Gunner Krizner, Albert Patrick 545 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Fulkerson, Edwin Pierce 545 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner LeConey, Howard Rudolph 545 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 3866
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