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
Comments: Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37816.
Primary (PFF)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-29828 JD*Q T.S.
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Edwards, Floyd Clinton 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Bailey, Everett Lee 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator McKittrick, Vernon Russell 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Palazzo, Anthony (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Mason, Jack Leslie (#2) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Smith, Roger Carlton 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Johnson, James Hansel, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Fleming, Paul Hane 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Zink, Chester Harvey 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Folmar, Warren Alexander 545 Completed, Uninjured
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