SORTIE REPORT #777
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
Comments: Landed away at Molesworth due to weather.
Other (Visual)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Coesfeld, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42‑5747 547th SO*M HANGAR QUEEN
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Goulder, Edmund Samuel 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Boyce, Ernest Marshall, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Holzbaur, Frederick Morris 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Gudyka, Peter (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Sears, William Francis 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Thomasson, Edward Arthmur 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Leslie, Claude Robert 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Seager, Francis Marvin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Vodilko, Michael Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Saunders, Paul Ralph 547 Completed, Uninjured
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