SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑05‑08 103 345 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
V-Weapons Attacked: On today's second mission, the 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing. Although the group lead was shot down shortly before bombs away, the deputy completed the attack.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Hit by continuously tracking flak about one minute before bombs away; aircraft hit by burst between tail and waist doors and went into very steep uncontrollable dive; was seen to hit the ground still burning; tail gunner seemed to be blown out with no chutes observed; crashed near Le Foyer, France. MACR 4561
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-31495 SU*R WABBIT TWACKS
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Foster, James E 544 KIA
Co-pilot Johnson, Clifford Lee 544 KIA
Navigator Uniszkiewicz, Joseph Kenneth 544 KIA
Togglier Corpening, Robert Clark 544 KIA
Radio Operator Corbett, Thomas Walter 544 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret Boone, James Douglas, Jr 544 KIA
Ball Turret Overcash, Jimmy Lee, Jr 544 KIA
Tail Gunner Matican, Sigmund Sidney 544 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Stevens, John Jay 547 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cochran, Thomas Tidwell 544 KIA
Observer Sanders, Russell Aubrey GpHQ KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 4561
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