SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑01‑14 53 183 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
V-Weapons Site Bombed: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the lead and low squadrons of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Two bomb runs were made in CAVU conditions. The lead squadron's bombing was judged 'fair to good' and the low squadron's was 'poor ... far short of target.'
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Aircraft hit by flak before bombs away; ten chutes were seen emerging at 1521:15 hrs; at 1532 hrs chutes landed in a wooded area in the vicinity of the target; aircraft crashed near St. Valery-sur-Somme, France. MACR 2497
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-31246 JD*A not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Britt, Neill Lasane 545 POW
Co-pilot Haley, Raymond John 547 POW
Navigator Lindell, Ernest Vivian 547 Evaded
Bombardier Richard, Oscar Gabriel, III 547 POW
Radio Operator Nichols, Conway Bruce 547 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Argenbright, William David 547 POW
Ball Turret Harris, Morton George 547 POW
Tail Gunner Wolfe, Clarence Leo 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Mason, Morton Cook, Jr 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Tucker, Donald Peter 547 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report # 2497
ESCAPEEscape & Evasion Report # 730
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