SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑09‑28 201 652 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Two Bomb Runs - Primary Target Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st CBW C Wing on today's mission. Near the target, another formation of bombers flew below this wing, forcing them to hold their bombs. The wing made a second bomb run and released their bombs on the primary target.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Collided with 42‑31222 over target: Wallace Storey related details of the collision in Decker's Memories (2nd edition, page 169). Both ships went down on fire and out of control; no chutes; crashed near Osteringersleben, Germany; MACR 9753.
Primary (PFF)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-37822 SU*N not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Buslee, John Oliver 544 KIA
Co-pilot Albrecht, David Franklin 544 KIA
Navigator Henson, William Alvin, II 544 KIA
Bombardier Stearns, Robert Sumner 544 KIA
Radio Operator Peluso, Sebastiano Joseph 544 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret Bryant, Lenard Leroy 544 KIA
Ball Turret McMann, George Francis, Jr 544 KIA
Tail Gunner Andersen, Gerald Lee 544 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Farrar, George Edwin 544 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 9753
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