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 gas (right wing hit by flak), FW-190 finished them off, crashed near Rheims, France; MACR 775.
TOO (Visual)
Target: Unidentified Farm Community
Type: Non-Military
Location: Unnamed, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42-3455 BK*M LUCKY THIRTEEN Coon, Lawrence John
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Faulkiner, Russel R 546 Evaded
Co-pilot Holland, Warren B 546 POW
Navigator Peirce, Richard J 546 POW
Bombardier Hawes, Harry A 546 Evaded
Radio Operator Kirby, Charles L, Jr 546 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Hamblin, Oscar Klass 546 Evaded
Ball Turret Saperstein, Harry (NMI) 546 POW
Tail Gunner Ross, William Howard 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Ruch, Edward F 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Morley, James P 546 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 775
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 210
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 211
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 172
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