SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑09‑06 21 91 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Target Of Opportunity Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group had 21 aircraft airborne as scheduled. From the IP until leaving the target area, there was a complete undercast except for small sparse patches of farmland. This group followed the lead group over the target area twice without dropping the bombs. Bombs were finally dropped on a small town in Germany. Fuel ran short for many aircraft, many landing away at US and RAF airfields.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Out of fuel; crashed near Metz, France.
TOO (Visual)
Target: Unidentified Farm Community
Type: Non-Military
Location: Unnamed, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3041 544th SU*H not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot McMahon, James Joseph 544 POW
Co-pilot Froeschle, Rudolph Phillip 544 POW
Navigator Shackelford, Lesta Eugene 544 POW
Bombardier Dinndorf, Arthur Robert 544 POW
Radio Operator Carr, Marcus Ernest 544 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Stahlhut, Robert Fred 544 POW
Ball Turret Tripp, John Harley 544 POW
Tail Gunner Kemp, George James 544 Evaded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Jessup, Schley Howard 544 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Savage, James Earl 544 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 773
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 2177
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