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: Hit by direct flak burst in left wing tanks at 1545 hrs on the return from attacking the target; large holes were seen in #1 and #2 engines whereupon the plane exploded in mid-air; crashed near Fouleng, Belgium. MACR 3873.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97274 547th SO*M not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Lavin, James Robert 547 KIA
Co-pilot Bendon, Louis Anger 547 KIA
Navigator Ashman, Harold Eugene 547 Evaded
Bombardier Anthes, Calvin Leroy 547 KIA
Radio Operator Price, Edward L 547 Evaded
Engineer/Top Turret Hollar, Troy (NMI) 547 Evaded
Ball Turret Brady, Lloyd George 547 KIA
Tail Gunner Malone, James Woodie 547 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Johnson, Charles William 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Marz, Raymond Richard 547 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 3873
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 1697
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 1906
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 1907
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