SORTIE REPORT #1258
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑12‑24 46 164 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Two Targets Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as parts of two groups of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. The low squadron of the composite group (9 aircraft) bombed the primary target, while aircraft of the low group (18 aircraft) were unable to locate the primary target and attacked a target of opportunity (TOO), also a 'NOBALL' target, located at 50°17'N, 2°14'E.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37727.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑39784 544th SU*J CABIN IN THE SKY
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Laboda, Joseph Stanley 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Bush, Sidney Lewis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Crist, Vern Warren 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Fornear, Thomas Southern 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Flynn, James E 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hardtmann, Arnold John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Smart, Samuel Hayes 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Nutt, Oliver Wayne 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kalinsky, Morris (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kerr, Robert Eugene 545 Completed, Uninjured
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