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: Damaged by enemy aircraft; insufficient fuel to return to England; made a forced landing in field near Beauvais, France; MACR 776.
TOO (Visual)
Target: Unidentified Farm Community
Type: Non-Military
Location: Unnamed, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-5720 SU*A SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Aufmuth, Lester Herbert 544 POW
Co-pilot McMath, James Gordon 544 Evaded
Navigator Downe, Charles Owen 544 Evaded
Bombardier Jensen, James Chris, Jr 544 POW
Radio Operator Weatherford, Louie Frank 545 Evaded
Engineer/Top Turret Price, Robert Kyle 544 POW
Ball Turret Wagner, James L 544 Evaded
Tail Gunner Bachmann, Carl Edward 544 Evaded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Fisher, Charles Alfred 544 Evaded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Smith, Joseph H 544 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 776
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 140
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 141
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 183
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 251
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 411
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 631
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