SORTIE REPORT
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 SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97449 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 Number 7261
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