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 Lindenfels, Germany. MACR 3869
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-38112 JD*J MRS GEEZIL
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Fioretti, Edward Anthony 545 POW
Co-pilot Bush, Sidney Lewis 545 KIA
Navigator Merlo, Samuel Joseph 545 POW
Bombardier Griffith, Leonard Raymond 545 POW
Radio Operator Morton, Cecil Gordon 546 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret Stuhl, Walter Edward 545 KIA
Ball Turret Eyre, Charles Harris 547 KIA
Tail Gunner Rachunas, Joseph George 545 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Vorisek, Donald Thomas 545 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Chaperon, Phillip William 547 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 3869
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