The Mission Report is a valuable source of information for someone researching the experience of an airman who was shot down. I have reproduced the following documents from the Mission Report of Tom Applewhite for 11 Nov. 1943 when his B-17, “The Wild Hare,” A/C No. 42-30795, blew up:
2. Loading List (one page of four pages)
By comparing the the Bombardment Group Log and the Map, you can see the approximate location of where “The Wild Hare” was shot down. The Map notations at 1433 and 1455 hours bracket the approximate location at 1440 hours when “The Wild Hare” blows up. They also provide the formation’s altitude when it was attacked by fighter planes.