SORTIE REPORT #742
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑10‑09 30 113 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Aircraft Factories Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) put up 21 Flying Fortresses as the High Group of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing, which led the 1st Air Task Force on today's mission. They pounded one source of enemy air strength, the aircraft factories at Anklam, with excellent results under perfect bombing conditions.

Maj. Ketelsen, Group Leader: 'Fifteen fighters attacked at 1035 for ten minutes, halfway through Denmark, but no fighters or flak from there to target. After leaving the target, Ju-88s, ME's, and FW-190s attacked for two hours. Flew too close to Rostock and its heavy intense flak on way home. Thirty minutes after the two hour attack ended, 60 miles off the Frisian Islands, FW-190s attacked the wing following the 41st wing. Low clouds forced the group up so that it came home apart from other groups.'
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42‑30005 546th BK*A SALVAGE QUEEN Schuyler, Charles R
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Harry, William Russell 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Rice, Ivan Luther 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Black, David Hall 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Mannka, Charles Pershing 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Simpson, Edward Francis 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Wheeler, Thomas Brooks 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret McKenna, John Conat 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Parent, Leroy (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Markus, Julius Martin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Nagel, Kenneth J 546 Completed, Uninjured
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