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 Completed Mission Other
Location: Jettisoned in North Sea
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-30065 547th SO*O not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Keck, George B 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Gaither, Raymond A 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Juart, William Woodrow 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Bryant, Arthur Russell 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hollingsworth, Frank Hoyle 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret DeVille, Milton Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Jackson, Billy J (IO) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Igou, William Fred 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Paduch, Theodore (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hughes, Walden Allan 547 Completed, Uninjured
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