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: Fourth squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Subjected to intense and very accurate flak in target area; crashed near Mayen, Germany; MACR 9479.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-97948 BK*U HELL ON WINGS Kraus, Alvin C
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Peterson, John Wright 546 POW
Co-pilot McClelland, Robert Cornelius 546 POW
Navigator Singer, William Andrew 546 POW
Navigator Stutman, William Nathaniel 546 POW
Bombardier Grady, George James 546 POW
Radio Operator Zink, Frank John 546 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Wick, Andrew Oliver 546 POW
Ball Turret Peckerar, Irvin Milton 546 POW
Tail Gunner Woodruff, Walker Ace 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Rabe, William Arthur, Jr 546 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 9479
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