SORTIE REPORT #11157
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑04‑14 310 948 Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Primary Target Clobbered: Weather at target was clear with about 2/10ths scattered clouds. Lead squadron bombed on a second run; high and low squadrons bombed on their first runs, and returned to base without waiting for lead squadron.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Col. Milton, Wing Lead. This aircraft was originally assigned to the Turner Crew. Apparently, the aircraft originally assigned to the Milton/Ostnes Crew (44‑8789) was unservicable, so the Colonel took this aircraft. Major Dolan does not appear on the loading list; he is listed as a passenger on the J Form and the Tactical Interrogation Form.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44‑8401 544th SU*X not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Milton, Theodore Ross GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Ostnes, Leif Robert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Chapin, Robert Charles GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Schwob, Carl Warren 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Whipple, Robert M 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Crown, Richard Keith GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator McCollum, Norris Lafayette 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Riordan, Victor Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Schaaf, Herbert Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Observer Dolan, William Edward GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
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