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 Aborted
Comments: Turned back with #2 engine trouble.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-30139 545th JD*O SNUFFY
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Swank, Robert Dale 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Hoffmeyer, William Alfred 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Bolin, Harold Andrew 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Perkins, Newell Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Mattoon, William Earl 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Kosse, Russell Jerome 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Johnson, Carl Benjamin 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Martin, J D (IO) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Smith, William James 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Richey, Charles Virgil 545 Completed, Uninjured
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