SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑05 173 519 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Fighter Control Center: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission to knock out a control center for enemy fighter aircraft. Intense flak at the primary target did not deter the bombers, and visual bombing conditions enabled accurate bombing.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Crewmember(s) Bailed Out
Comments: Five EM bailed out before target at 1230 near Garlstorf, Germany, when a hydraulic motor burned out, causing intense smoke in the cockpit: 'Stand by to bail out' order was heard by EM as 'Bail out' and they jumped - see MACR 7885. Plane attacked target with remaining 4 crew members.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-107058 BK*C WHITE ANGEL Jacobs, Gilbert O
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Mead, Frank Willard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Daniel, Thomas Cogswell, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Bryson, Gerald Russell 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Dillon, Howard Arthur 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Vennel, Alexander Joseph 546 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Joyce, Robert Oliver 546 POW
Ball Turret Treat, John Afton 546 POW
Tail Gunner Castiglione, Vincent Joseph 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Woods, Harold Leroy 546 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 7885
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