SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑11‑26 37 138 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bremen Bombed: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew today's mission as one group of the 41st Combat Wing. Assembly was impeded by conflicting traffic, but they eventually formed up and bombed the target with the Wing.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return:
Ditched

Comments: Damaged by flak, ditched in the North Sea near the English coast, with most of the crew rescued; MACR 1579; T/Sgt. Maurice Henry awarded posthumous Distinguished Service Cross, Owens p.195; Maj. William Gilmore awarded Silver Star, Owens p. 198.
Primary (Unknown)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-5051 SU*M BARREL HOUSE BESSIE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Gilmore, William Featherston 544 Ditched, Rescued
Co-pilot Morrison, Donald S 544 Ditched, Rescued
Navigator Ohlson, Floyd Henry 544 Ditched, Rescued
Bombardier Mason, Earl Carter 544 Ditched, Rescued
Radio Operator Striesfeld, Nathan (NMI) 544 Ditched, Rescued
Engineer/Top Turret Henry, Maurice V 544 MIA
Ball Turret Engwer, Donald Leroy 544 Ditched, Rescued
Tail Gunner Schamber, Albert M 544 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Bucher, James F 544 MIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Burger, Joseph Earnest 544 Ditched, Rescued
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 1579
Sortie Report provided by 384thBombGroup.com
SortieEngine.php Rev. 3.1.2, 4 October 2018
Report generated: 27 May 2020, 10:38 PM (PDT)
SortieReport.php Rev. 3.3, 6 April 2017