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)
No Aborted
Comments: 41B Group. Turned back at 1350 hrs over Beachy Head because 'this aircraft took off late and could not find a position open in the formation.'
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42-29723 BK*B WOLF PACK McIntire, Bruce D
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Reed, Merlin H 546 Aborted
Co-pilot Rininsland, Bruce Martin 546 Aborted
Navigator Gudyka, Peter (NMI) 546 Aborted
Bombardier Heiss, John L 546 Aborted
Radio Operator Wellman, Robert F 546 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Johnson, Robert O (1943) 546 Aborted
Ball Turret Osepchook, Arthur John 546 Aborted
Tail Gunner Hardy, Emmet F 546 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Jacobson, Joseph (NMI) 546 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Casey, Robert Joseph 546 Aborted
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