SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑08‑12 14 81 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Many Enemy Fighters: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 103rd Combat Wing on today's mission. The formation was decimated by aborts and losses. Formation problems prevented attack on primary target. Unidentified military installations were bombed leaving primary target area. Heavy fighter attacks occurred for over an hour after the target.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Damaged by enemy aircraft; crashed near 'House Oelgarten', Hennef, Germany. MACR 286
TOO (Visual)
Target: Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: [Unidentified], Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3104 547th SO*A RAIDER
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Keck, George B 547 KIA
Co-pilot Gaither, Raymond A 547 KIA
Navigator Juart, William Woodrow 547 POW
Bombardier Bryant, Arthur Russell 547 POW
Radio Operator Hollingsworth, Frank Hoyle 547 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret DeVille, Milton Joseph 547 POW
Ball Turret Wolven, William David 547 KIA
Tail Gunner Igou, William Fred 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Paduch, Theodore (NMI) 547 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hughes, Walden Allan 547 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 286
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