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 Messbach, Germany. MACR 3871
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97228 JD*G GI JIVE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Poole, George I, Jr 545 POW
Co-pilot Butler, Robert Andrew 545 POW
Navigator Kantor, Morris (NMI) 545 KIA
Togglier Dillingham, Desmond Quinton 545 POW
Radio Operator Marshall, William (NMI) 545 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Mazzaccaro, Augustine Frank 545 POW
Ball Turret Hoskins, Herman (NMI), Jr 545 POW
Tail Gunner Holland, Edward J 545 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hartline, Cleo Julius 545 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Brennan, William Martin 545 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 3871
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