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: 41A Group Deputy.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3440 SU*B/P BROADWAY ROSE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Liles, Carl Lloyd GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Carpenter, Walter Richard 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hedin, Carl Anton 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Altman, Murray David 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Fallesen, Wayne Peter 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret McCracken, Dwight Howard 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret O'Leary, Edward Joseph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Leibring, Clarence Paul 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Zyglowicz, Bernard Frank 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Girard, Donald Robert 544 Completed, Uninjured
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