SORTIE REPORT #6630
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 SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑37822 544th 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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