SORTIE REPORT #6431
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑09‑19 196 642 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Mixed Results: The 384th Bomb Group, flying as the 41st A CBW, attacked the primary target at Hamm, Germany, with fair results for the Lead group [squadron], and poor results for the Low group [squadron]. The High group [squadron] did not bomb.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Landed In Allied Territory
Comments: Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation; aircraft struck by flak just before the IP; after dropping bombs on target, left formation, apparently under control; crew bailed out over Binche, Bel.; all crew returned to duty except ball turret gunner and tail gunner who were seriously injured.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑37982 544th SU*K TREMBLING GREMLIN
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Carnes, Joe Ross, Jr 544 Landed in Allied Territory
Co-pilot Wyatt, William Glenn 544 Landed in Allied Territory
Navigator Benjamin, Alfred David 544 Landed in Allied Territory
Togglier Chanter, Robert William 544 Landed in Allied Territory
Radio Operator Schick, Frank Joseph, Jr 544 Landed in Allied Territory
Engineer/Top Turret Ford, Charles William, Jr 544 Landed in Allied Territory
Ball Turret King, James Bernard, Jr 544 Seriously Wounded
Tail Gunner Lucynski, Eugene Daniel 544 Seriously Wounded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Panici, Raymond Arnold 544 Landed in Allied Territory
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