SORTIE REPORT #5030
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑07‑19 161 482 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
384th Leads 1st Division: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission, leading the First Bombardment Division with Col. William L Travis as air commander. While visibility was good in the target area, results of the bombing were mixed.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Lead group. Hit by enemy aircraft after bombs away; seen falling back from formation and go into a spin, then pulled up, then went spinning down a second time; belly landed 2 km east of Mils, Austria. MACR 7261
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97449 547th SO*B SWEETHEART
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Bodker, James Mervil 547 POW
Co-pilot Brandon, George Gray 547 POW
Navigator Steindam, Albert Ludwig, Jr 547 POW
Togglier Telford, Carlisle Owen 547 POW
Radio Operator Hostetler, Max Miller 547 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Gullekson, Cyrus Clifton 547 POW
Ball Turret Chandler, Henry Weakley 547 POW
Tail Gunner Robinson, Warren Ray 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Evans, Joda Dennis, Jr 547 POW
SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 7261
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