SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑12‑01 39 145 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Primary Target Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew today's mission under very challenging conditions. During initial climb in wing formation, the low squadron was forced to fly through a cloud layer with icing conditions. This caused three aircraft to fall out of position, which were then unable to return to the formation. Also, during most of the mission, flying speeds were excessively high - as much as 175 mph - causing fuel shortages on return.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (PFF)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-31073 SO*D BILLIE-DEL
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Carter, T L (IO) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Smith, Harry Bailey 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Garrison, Keith M 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Miller, Ellis Leroy 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Pisarski, Joseph Frank 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Treat, Royal DeWitt 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Loomis, Dorman George 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Pastorella, John Paul 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hubbard, Warren E 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Nichols, Melvin Allen 547 Completed, Uninjured
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