SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑07‑28 11 78 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Aborted Mission: The deputy flight leader assumed the lead after the flight leader aborted. He turned the wing back 30 miles into Germany when the 303rd BG aborted, leaving only 26 aircraft in formation, which was fewer than he was authorized to lead into enemy territory. After turning back, the wing was attacked by 40-50 enemy aircrft of various types. Bombs were jettisoned into the North Sea rather than be dropped on occupied territory.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Disabled by enemy aircraft, crashed near Kortwoude, The Netherlands. MACR 15165
Other
Location: Jettisoned in North Sea
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42-30032 BK*D SKY QUEEN Jacobs, Gilbert O
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Dietel, William (NMI), Jr 546 KIA
Co-pilot Riddel, Jacques E 546 KIA
Navigator Funk, Herbert W, Jr 546 KIA
Bombardier Davis, Clyde W 546 KIA
Radio Operator Perrotti, Salvatore J 545 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Adams, Howard Johnson 546 POW
Ball Turret Dunmyer, Lawrence Edwin 546 KIA
Tail Gunner Mason, Jack L (#1) 546 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Amory, Edward (NMI) 546 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Martin, Wyman D 546 KIA
Observer Dutton, Kenneth C 546 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 15165
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