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 - the greatest one mission loss for the Group during the war - 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 Vielbrunn, Germany (27 km south of Aschaffenburg). MACR 3874
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97233 JD*K not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Briley, Scott Andrew 545 POW
Co-pilot LeTourneau, Marcel Laurent 545 POW
Navigator Warren, Dexter Holt 545 KIA
Togglier Consoli, Vincent Samuel 545 POW
Radio Operator Hitchcock, Carl Edwin 547 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Ward, Jack P 545 POW
Ball Turret Stauffer, Karl Fred 545 POW
Tail Gunner Voorhees, Ralph Warner 545 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Allen, John R 545 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner McLain, James W 545 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 3874
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