SORTIE REPORT #779
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: Crash-landed at Desford; hit hangar; plane scrapped.
Other (Visual)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Coesfeld, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42‑29557 547th SO*S YANKEE GAL
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Kopf, William Everett 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Scott, Alfred William, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Massey, Toscha Melody 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Connor, Eugene Warren 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Yeryar, Herbert Eugene 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Swift, Kenneth Gilbert 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Smith, Clyde (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Buddemeyer, Elton William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Perroni, Anthony Pasquale 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Bernard, Lee Roy (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
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