SORTIE REPORT #1446
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 Did Not Take Off
Comments: This aircraft, prepared for the practice mission, was not dispatched on the operational mission, possibly due to insufficient time available to reconfigure it for combat in the 41B Group. Pilot for the intended practice mission, Courtemanche, did not take part in the combat mission.
N/A
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑39991 546th BK*V LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL Hunter, Jack Walter
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Courtemanche, Ralph Eudor 546 Spare, Returned
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