SORTIE REPORT
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 part of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing for 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 Failed to Return:
Ditched

Comments: Damaged by enemy aircraft; ditched at 1341 hrs 50 mi. west of Danish coast, North Sea; MACR 872.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-29814 SU*D DALLAS REBEL
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Ingles, John Thomas 544 MIA
Co-pilot Pratt, Harry Mitchell 544 MIA
Navigator Ruman, Charles Logan 544 MIA
Bombardier Fish, Robert Leigh 544 MIA
Radio Operator Smith, Lawrence Waith, Jr 544 MIA
Engineer/Top Turret Morrison, Clarence Theodore 544 MIA
Ball Turret Farley, John Francis 544 MIA
Tail Gunner Brescia, Alfred Joseph 544 MIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Spaulding, Charles Arnold 544 MIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Janes, Carl Warner 544 MIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 872
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