SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑10‑10 31 114 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Coesfeld Mistaken for Münster: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided 21 aircraft for today's mission. Aborting aircraft reduced the number attacking to fifteen. At the start of the bomb run, 'we observed a town burning and, mistaking it for the target, made the bomb run. The town was later identified as Coesfeld [Germany].' On the return, weather interfered with recovery operations, forcing seve to land at other fields, and one crew to bail out, leaving their aircraft to crash near Eye.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Other (Visual)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Coesfeld, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 41-24557 545th JD*O DAMN YANKEE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Sundlun, Bruce George 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Zitnik, Charles Allen 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Jylkka, Reino Oswal 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier McGovern, Vincent James 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Snyder, Charles Leslie 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Ramsey, William Marion 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Curtis, William Stanley 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Lekas, Frank (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hayes, George Clayborne 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cappelletti, Mike Joseph 545 Completed, Uninjured
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