SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑12‑31 48 171 Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Target Not Found: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 41st Combat Bomb Wing on today's mission. The primary target was a ship reported to be at or near the mouth of the River Garonne. However, the target was not seen due to 10/10 cloud cover, while the secondary target was hidden by 8/10 clouds, so the formation returned without attacking. Bombs were mostly jettisoned in the English Channel. Due to weather and fuel shortage, most aircraft landed at other bases.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Landed away at Chelveston; bombs jettisoned.
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-31045 BK*M not known McKinney, Lauren L
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Jeter, Sydney Ryland, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Schutz, George Frederick, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Bailey, William Eugene 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Swanson, Kenneth John 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Dupuis, George Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret MacDonald, Donald Van Buskirk 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Lisch, John Robert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Bishop, Nelson M J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Persoskie, Metro (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Madl, Ferdinand Jacob 546 Completed, Uninjured
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