SORTIE REPORT #1327
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑01‑04 49 174 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Port Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the High Group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Bombs were released on the wing leader using PFF aiming. The group leader released his bombs late due to 'freezing of the controls,' but the majority of the group released bombs on the wing lead. The target area was obscured by clouds so the results of the bombing were unobserved.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Aborted Mission After Taking Off.
Comments: Turned back becuse all four engines were 'running very rough.'
N/A
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42‑29632 545th JD*K CASED ACE
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Poole, George Irvin, Jr 545 Aborted
Co-pilot Butler, Robert Andrew 545 Aborted
Navigator Kantor, Morris (NMI) 545 Aborted
Bombardier Knox, Robert Leo 545 Aborted
Radio Operator Hopper, Hugh David 545 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Deutsch, Samuel (NMI) 545 Aborted
Ball Turret Hoskins, Herman (NMI), Jr 545 Aborted
Tail Gunner Hartline, Cleo Julius 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Holland, Edward James 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Allen, George William 545 Aborted
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