SORTIE REPORT #6491
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑09‑25 198 647 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Primary Target Attacked By PFF: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st CBW B Wing, and as the lead and high groups of the 41st CBW C Wing. In all, 53 aircraft took off between 0700 and 0736. All formations bombed the primary target using PFF aiming, with unobserved results.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed To Return
Comments: Hit by flak, crashed near Wiesbaden, Germany; MACR 9414
Primary (PFF)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑107057 546th BK*T SPIRIT OF 96 Priesnitz, Frank Joseph, Jr
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Plowman, Noel Elwin 546 KIA
Co-pilot Ferguson, Lawrence Winston 546 KIA
Navigator Cheresnik, Edward John 546 KIA
Bombardier Hart, Carl Johnston 546 KIA
Radio Operator Maxa, Gordon Raymond 546 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret Cameron, Robert Allen 546 POW
Ball Turret Oliva, Armando (NMI) 546 POW
Tail Gunner Lentz, Kenneth Melvin 546 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Anderson, Frank Julius 546 POW
SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 9414
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