SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑07‑29 167 503 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Merseburg Slammed Again: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) put up four group formations for today's mission. Three formed the entire 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing, and the remaining one made up the bulk of the high composite group in the 41st D wing. The weather in Merseburg was clear enough for visual aiming, so the primary target was heavily damaged.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: High group deputy, 41st B wing. After bombs away, was heard calling for fighter support although not observed leaving formation; crashed near Bad Bibra, Germany. MACR 7818
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-37870 SO*H not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Sweeney, Ned Hardy 547 KIA
Co-pilot Gyory, Frank Kalman 547 POW
Navigator Greenberg, Marvin (NMI) 547 POW
Bombardier Moyer, Paul Bernard 547 POW
Radio Operator Owens, Norris Reece 547 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Bingaman, Jack William 547 POW
Ball Turret Fernquist, Kenneth Irvin 547 KIA
Tail Gunner Thomas, Paul Nolan 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Sullivan, Robert Francis 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Caruso, Frank Louis 547 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 7818
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