SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑10‑11 209 672 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Two Targets Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided four squadrons of the 41st CBW C Wing for today's mission. The positions of these squadrons in the formation are not apparent from available documents. Three squadrons attacked the primary, and one squadron (the 'second squadron' according to documents) attacked the secondary target, Railroad Marshalling Yards in Coblenz, Germany.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: First squadron. Hit by flak at 1014 hours in the target area; a direct hit burst in the cabin and bomb bay doors; entire aircraft was enveloped in flames with the tail was observed falling off; aircraft dropped 1000 ft and fell apart in mid-air; crashed near Mayen, Germany; MACR 9478.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-6149 SO*U HOT AFTER IT
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Levine, Max (NMI) 547 KIA
Co-pilot Williams, Jerome LaBau 547 KIA
Navigator Yeoman, Dale Cougille 547 POW
Togglier Gilroy, Robert Peter 547 POW
Radio Operator Larson, John Charles 547 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Trlica, George Henry 547 KIA
Ball Turret Allen, William Wesley 547 KIA
Tail Gunner MacGregor, Douglas Roy 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Stevenson, Lloyd Harley 547 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 9478
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