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: Col Budd J Peaslee led the 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on this mission. 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; with #2 engine burning, five crewmembers bailed out; exploded in midair and crashed between Plessis-St-Benoist and Etampes, France, 30 miles south of Paris. No MACR.
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42-30058 BK*M not known McIntire, Bruce D
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Rosio, Joseph (NMI) 546 Evaded
Co-pilot Evans, George W 546 Evaded
Navigator Fink, Leonard J 546 Evaded
Bombardier Casden, Sidney 546 Evaded
Radio Operator Brown, Lester (NMI), Jr 546 Evaded
Engineer/Top Turret Masterson, Otho Edward 546 POW
Ball Turret Houghton, John H 546 Evaded
Tail Gunner Lewis, Lee (NMI) 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cucinotta, Anthony Frank 546 Evaded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kuberski, John H 546 Evaded
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRThis document has not been located in the National Archives.
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