SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑01‑21 54 187 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Weather Affects Bombing: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two group formations of two squadrons each for today's mission: one flew as the Lead Group of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing (41A Group) and the other flew as the Low Group of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing (41B Group). The 384th was alerted for an operational mission just as they were about to take off for a practice mission. In the space of one and one-half hours, these 34 aircraft were reconfigured for combat, and dispatched to attack 'NOBALL' targets in France. The 41A Group of 18 aircraft, led by Major Alfred C Nuttall, attacked the Preuseville target on their fourth bomb run. The 41B Group of 16 aircraft, led by Major George W Harris, were unable to locate the assigned target in the Pommereval area due to cloud obscuration, despite making seven bomb runs, and returned their bomb loads to base.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41B Group.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-31606 547th SO*O not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot McDonald, Raymond Leroy 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot McNabb, Edward G 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Kontur, William John 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Bean, George Henry 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Franzo, Anthony Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Pierce, Lee Clifton 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Egger, Richard Henry 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Egger, Robert Ross 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gabriel, Daniel (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Odom, Rufus Thurman, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
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