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 Completed Mission
Comments: Landed away at RAF Deanland, East Sussex, due to low fuel.
TOO (Visual)
Target: Unidentified Farm Community
Type: Non-Military
Location: Unnamed, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 41-24557 545th JD*O DAMN YANKEE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Sundlun, Bruce George 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Zitnik, Charles Allen 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Jylkka, Reino Oswal 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier McGovern, Vincent James 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Snyder, Charles Leslie 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Ramsey, William Marion 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Curtis, William Stanley 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Lekas, Frank (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hayes, George Clayborne 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cappelletti, Mike Joseph 545 Completed, Uninjured
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