SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑09‑16 24 97 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Ship Gone; Port Facilities Attacked: The intended target, a ship loaded with munitions, was not found in the briefed area. The Group attacked the secondary target, port facilities and shipping, with good results.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Shot down by enemy aircraft; crashed near Rennes, France; MACR 722.
Secondary (Visual)
Target: Harbor Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-5849 SO*N HELL'S BELLES II
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Butler, Johnny Addison 546 Evaded
Co-pilot Wollenweber, Herman, Jr 547 POW
Navigator Knowling, Edward Johnson 547 POW
Togglier Martin, Burnia 547 POW
Radio Operator Davis, Preston Allen 547 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Turlington, Howard Joe 547 Evaded
Ball Turret May, Herbert E 546 KIA
Tail Gunner Barnes, Clarence Basil 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Rogers, Marion Coleman 547 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Sword, Walter H 547 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 722
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 814
ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 2334
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