SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑06‑14 135B 412 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Clouds Cover Primary: One part of the 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the entire 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The primary and secondary targets were hidden by 10/10 cloud cover, so a target of opportunity (TOO), the airfield at Creil, was bombed by the lead and high groups: the low group was forced out of position by sudden maneuvers by the wing lead and were unable to follow him on the bomb run to the TOO, resulting in no attack by the low group. The high and low group returned to England in formation with the wing ahead of them in the bomber stream.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Low group. Attacked by about ten enemy aircraft on route to target; aircraft exploded and crashed near Bisseau, France. MACR 5800
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97188 SU*A not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Summerville, Robert Dana 544 KIA
Co-pilot Vogt, Jean Deveau 544 KIA
Navigator Wiseman, Abraham (NMI) 544 Evaded
Bombardier Eisenach, Ralph Eugene 544 POW
Radio Operator McClanahan, John Howard, Jr 544 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Holt, Alfred Irwin 544 Evaded
Ball Turret Larocca, Frank (NMI) 544 POW
Tail Gunner Harris, Thomas James 544 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Marshall, Sylvester Joseph 544 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 5800
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 1009
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 1193
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