SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑07‑28 166 501 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Return To Merseburg: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st C Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Last attacked on 12 May 1944, this synthetic oil and chemical plant had returned to 75% of capacity. The attack was carried out by PFF means.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Aborted
Comments: Low group deputy and hot camera ship. Turned back due to #4 supercharger failure. Right main landing gear collapsed following a hard landing. Aircraft was damaged but crew were not injured.
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-107148 JD*P DARK ANGEL
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Liebert, Jack L 545 Aborted
Co-pilot Curran, Kenneth J 545 Aborted
Navigator Sandrow, Harry J 545 Aborted
Bombardier Kell, Howard W 545 Aborted
Radio Operator Gray, James R 545 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Fishbein, Alfred (NMI) 545 Aborted
Ball Turret Brooker, Kenneth S 33 Aborted
Tail Gunner Drysdale, Douglas David 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Goresh, Andrew (NMI) 545 Aborted
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
ACCIREPAccident Report Number 44-07-28-518
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