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 SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-5849 SO*N HELL'S BELLES II
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Sierens, Ernest J 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Acker, Joel Milton, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Scoursi, Spiridon John 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Blossman, Allan Milton 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Ketterman, Harry K 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Johnson, Melvin Henry 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Hunt, George A 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Brindley, Louis Delbert 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hansen, Melvin Everett 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Jones, Van Green 547 Completed, Uninjured
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