SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑12‑20 44 159 Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bremen Attacked Visually: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Although a smoke screen was generated to hide the city, there was sufficient visibility to drop the bombs using visual aiming with the Norden Bombsight. As a result, 'the bombs landed in the built up areas away from the river.' (PRO Log)
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Two bombs failed to release over target and were jettisoned in the Channel.
Primary (Visual)
- 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 Kew, William Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Nicklett, Charles Edwin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator O'Hara, Irvan Guy 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Dow, Carleton Frederick 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Miles, Harold Ruoff 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Ross, James William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Baird, Ralph Edwin, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hopkins, James Russell 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Whipple, Charles Thomas 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Lunceford, John William 547 Completed, Uninjured
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