B-17G " Hey Lou " 42-31064 613th
31 December 1943 Mission #10 Target: Cognac
31 December 43 , 0655 hours , engines are on.
21 planes are off on mission #10.
Target today is Bordeaux, France , but due to clouds they continued to the secondary target, a Luftwaffe Airbase at
Cognac , which was bombed with excellent result.
Missing Air Crew Report : 1872
1. Organization : AAF Sta 128.
Could , George. 1st Lt 0-900201
- On the return trip from bombing Cognac, the A/C was hit by flak over the target and had to leave formation.
It continued to fall behind and was observed trailing all the way back to the coast near the Guernsey Islands.
At this point it was attacked by some enemy fighters and was last seen smoking and diving into the clouds.
Rufus F. Causey. 1st Lt 0-674149
- Wreckage of the aircraft was found out beyond St. Catherine's Point on the South of England.
Near the wreckage was found the body of Lt. Dockendorf.
No other bodies or clues to the whereabouts of the remainder of the crew were discovered.
Mission to Cognac, crashed beyond St. Catherine's Point, England
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CA = Camebridge , England
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