Sundlun, Bruce George

Individual Personnel Data
Name Sundlun, Bruce George   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-796910   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #78 dated 22 August 1943
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 1 December 1943
Reported missing on MACR 1334 (56.829 MB)
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 2016 (4.119 MB)
Related Documents MACR 1334 (56.829 MB)
E&E Report 2016 (4.119 MB)
Remote WebpageSundlun's Obituary in the New York Times
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Sundlun, Bruce GeorgePilotEV
2nd Lt. Zitnik, Charles AllenCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Jylkka, Reino OswalNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. McGovern, Vincent JamesBombardierCT
S/SGT. Snyder, Charles LeslieRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
T/SGT. Ramsey, William MarionEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Curtis, William StanleyBall Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Lekas, Frank (NMI)Tail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Cappelletti, Mike JosephFlexible GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Hayes, George ClayborneFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 13 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Co-pilot 42‑3218 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back with #2, #3, and #4 engines very rough.
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Deanland, East Sussex, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
22 7 September 1943 Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
23 9 September 1943 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville & Vitry-en-Artois, France
Pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
25 23 September 1943 Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 41‑24557 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back prior to assembly due to a runaway supercharger on #2 engine
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead.
Sortie Report
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed near Ettingen, Germany; MACR 1334.
Sortie Report

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