SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑12‑12 239 748 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Continued Pressure on Oil: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing A Group on today's mission. Each squadron bombed independently, using PFF.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: At 1206 hrs, aircraft dropped down out of formation and trailed the group, under control with no damage observed; at 1230 hrs he called group leader for fighter support, which he received, but he continued to trail group; crash-landed on the Continent. It was further reported in MACR 11340 that he received fighter support from aircraft of the 364th Fighter Group, and that one engine was feathered and one on fire. The fighter escort departed in the vicinity of Brunswick (Braunschweig), Germany due to low fuel. The location of the crash is not given in available documents.
Primary (PFF)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-102933 BK*Q QUEENIE Slotwinski, Ted F
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Hale, Kenneth Oliver 546 POW
Co-pilot Morgan, Norman Gail 546 POW
Navigator Nielsen, Robert Earl 546 POW
Togglier Musgrave, Richard B 546 POW
Radio Operator Goetz, Carl Harry 546 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Caulfield, Patrick Joseph 546 POW
Ball Turret Uebel, Harold F 546 POW
Tail Gunner Allen, Dale Richard 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Roach, Harrison William 546 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 11340
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