SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑01‑07 51 178 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Few Aircraft Join Formation: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) was planned to fly as the high group of the 94th Combat Wing on today's mission. After group assembly, clouds encountered on the climb to the wing rendezvous point separated the squadrons. The high squadron (plus two aircraft from the low squadron, and one from the lead squadron which later aborted) tacked on to several wings in succession, trying to find their assigned wing, finally joining a wing that included groups of the 1st and 94th Combat Wings. From that point on, the mission proceeded as planned, and bombs were dropped on the wing leader.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Aborted
Comments: Became separated from formation in dense coulds after group assembly; failed to make wing rendezvous. Bomb load included 'nickles' - propaganda leaflets.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-29809 JD*X QUEEN JEANIE / DAMN YANKEE II
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Fioretti, Edward Anthony 545 Aborted
Co-pilot Briley, Scott Andrew 545 Aborted
Navigator Merlo, Samuel Joseph 545 Aborted
Bombardier Griffith, Leonard Raymond 545 Aborted
Radio Operator Sylvia, Joseph Herbert 545 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Stuhl, Walter Edward 545 Aborted
Ball Turret House, Horace Doster, Jr 545 Aborted
Tail Gunner Day, Huley Newton 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Wallo, Andrew (NMI) 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Wolfe, Clark Benjamin, Jr 545 Aborted
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