SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑06‑26 3 68 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Target Hidden, Bombs Held: The 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) flew as the Low Group of the 103rd Combat Bomb Wing (Provisional) on today's mission, led by Col. Budd J. Peaslee. Although a bombing run was attempted from the planned IP, no bombing reference points in the target area were visible. Adhering to official policy - bombing only positively identified targets of military significance in occupied territory is permitted - bombs were not dropped. A B-17 gunship - known as a YB-40 - supplied by the 92nd BG, flew as #3 in the lead squadron.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Attacked by enemy aircraft east of Caen, France; crew bailed out; aircraft crashed east of Dieppe, France.
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42-30037 BK*F not known Coon, Lawrence John
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Henderson, Lykes Shelton 546 POW
Co-pilot Shinsky, Paul Francis, Sr 546 POW
Navigator Belk, Claudius Earle 546 POW
Bombardier Conway, Andrew Carr, Sr 546 POW
Radio Operator Baker, Howard Temple 546 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Schultz, Ivon J 546 POW
Ball Turret Hemmick, Ralph Eugene, Jr 546 POW
Tail Gunner Lally, Joseph Aloyious 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner McKnight, Harry A 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Smith, George H (IO) 546 POW
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