SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑01 169 508 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Tactical Support Mission: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The target was an important link in the enemy supply line into the invasion area. The weather cooperated with sufficient visibility to bomb visually, although an air traffic conflict forced the high group to pull out and make a 360° turn before starting their bomb run.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Crashed
Comments: High group flying spare. Took off at 1150 hrs; while in air at low altitude, a fire and/or explosion occurred causing the aircraft to crash at 1155 hrs, one mile due west of Deenethorpe, AAF Station 128. Following the crash, bomb explosions destroyed the aircraft; there were no survivors. An investigation did not pinpoint the cause of the incident.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97072 SO*H GREEN MOUNTAIN GAL
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Harris, Robert 544 KIA
Co-pilot Sica, Robert Joseph 544 KIA
Navigator Pettine, Elmer M 544 KIA
Bombardier Spead, Richard Kenneth 544 KIA
Radio Operator Kastner, Harold 544 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret Richter, William Carl 544 KIA
Ball Turret Susich, Nicholas Alvin 544 KIA
Tail Gunner White, Robert Harold 544 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Stanford, Vernon Alvice 544 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
ACCIREPAccident Report # 44-08-01-512
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