SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑09‑13 194 628 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
The 'Oil Campaign' Continues: The 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) led the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission, supplying all planes and crews, except for the high section of the high group which was filled by three aircraft from the 303rd BG.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: At 1124, immediately after bombs away, this aircraft was observed going down in flames due to flak. MACR 8902
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-38213 SU*D not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Dodson, Lee White 544 MIA
Co-pilot Canion, Bill Elmer 544 POW
Navigator Koch, William Conrad 544 MIA
Bombardier Eicher, Alvin Anthony 544 POW
Radio Operator Friedman, Jack Kenyon 544 POW
Engineer/Top Turret McAnear, Carlton S 544 POW
Ball Turret Kulis, Peter William 544 POW
Tail Gunner Filkorn, John George 544 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Martin, Leonard N 544 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 8902
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