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 R, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Schutz, George F, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Bailey, William Eugene 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Swanson, Kenneth J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Dupuis, George E 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret MacDonald, Donald V 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Lisch, John R 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 J 546 Completed, Uninjured
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