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 G 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 Number 776
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 411
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 251
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 631
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 183
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 141
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 141
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