384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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"Sweetheart" was shot down by flak and fighters on the July 19, 1944 mission to Hollsriegelskreuth, Germany. The pilot, 2LT James Bodker, made a successful belly landing in a field 2 KM east of the village of Mils, Austria, on 1 engine, with the stabilizer shot away. All 10 crewmen were taken as POW's. The crew was: P-2LT James M. Bodker CP-2LT George G. Brandon (wounded) N-2LT Albert L. Steindam JR B-SSGT Carlyle O. Telford TT-SSGT Cyrus C. Gullekson R-SSGT Max M. Hostetler (wounded) BT-SGT Henry W. Chandler WG- SGT Joda Evans JR (wounded) TG-SGT Warren R. Robinson (wounded)