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 by Me-109s near Coblenz at 1320 hrs; crashed near Reichenbach, Odenwald, Germany. MACR 3872
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97231 SO*D not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Tollison, Verlyn Chance 547 KIA
Co-pilot White, Dana Cales 547 KIA
Navigator Fitzsimmons, Willis Ray 547 KIA
Bombardier McGinnis, Roy (NMI) 547 KIA
Radio Operator Coffman, Beryl (NMI) 547 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Patterson, Robert A 547 POW
Ball Turret Velasquez, Simon Cortez 547 POW
Tail Gunner Davis, Hubert Miles 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Friess, Earl H 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Threet, Elmer Ellwood, Jr 547 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 3872
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