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; 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 Dodson
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Rosio, Joseph (NMI) 546 Evaded
Co-pilot Evans, George Waldo 546 Evaded
Navigator Fink, Leonard J 546 Evaded
Bombardier Casden, Sidney (NMI) 546 Evaded
Radio Operator Brown, Lester (NMI), Jr 546 Evaded
Engineer/Top Turret Masterson, Otho Edward 546 POW
Ball Turret Houghton, John Henry 546 Evaded
Tail Gunner Lewis, Lee (NMI) 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cucinotta, Anthony Frank 546 Evaded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kuberski, John Harry 546 Evaded
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 180
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 355
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 52
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 53
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 54
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 55
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 56
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 71
PLDFPost Loss Document File #1
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