SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑02‑25 67 235 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Big Week, Last Day: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided aircraft and crews to two separate combat wings for today's mission. One formation flew as the high group of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (41A Group), and another small contingent flew as portions of the lead and low groups of the 41st Composite Combat Wing (41C Group). Weather at the 41A Group's target area near Augsburg was CAVU and visual bombing results were good.
During assembly, one aircraft was forced out of the 41A Group while avoiding a mid-air collision and ended up joining the 41C Group and bombing a ball bearing plant with them. Weather at the 41C Group's target area near Stuttgart was CAVU and visual bombing results were good.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Did Not Take Off
Comments: 41A Group. Ran off the perimeter track and delayed aircraft waiting to take off: was pulled out, but developed an oxygen leak in the waist and did not take off.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-30026 BK*J BATTLEWAGON
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Wilson, William Monroe 546 Scrubbed
Co-pilot Rabby, Carlos James, Jr 546 Scrubbed
Navigator Shattuck, Jack Dale 546 Scrubbed
Bombardier Alles, William George 546 Scrubbed
Radio Operator Compton, James Harold 546 Scrubbed
Engineer/Top Turret Birnbaum, Lester (NMI) 546 Scrubbed
Ball Turret Heintzelman, David Leroy 546 Scrubbed
Tail Gunner Greene, Frank Palmer 546 Scrubbed
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Pavlisko, John Arthur 546 Scrubbed
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Warshawsky, Morris (NMI) 546 Scrubbed
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