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 SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3041 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 E 544 POW
Bombardier Dinndorf, Arthur R 544 POW
Radio Operator Carr, Marcus Ernest 544 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Stahlhut, Robert Fred 544 POW
Ball Turret Tripp, John H 544 POW
Tail Gunner Kemp, George J 544 Evaded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Jessup, Schley H 544 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Savage, James E 544 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 773
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 2177
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