SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑02‑20 63 226 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Big Week Begins!: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two group formations for today's operation as part of 8th Air Force Mission 226, Task Force 1. One group led the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing (41A Group), while the other flew as the low group of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing (41B Group). Despite cloudy weather most of the way to the targets, they were bombed visually. The 41A Group bombed their assigned primary target, an aircraft assembly and repair facility near Leipzig, Germany. The 41B Group Bombed their assigned target, an aircraft assembly plant near Bernberg, Germany.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41A Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-31375 BK*S not known Priesnitz, Frank Joseph, Jr
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Briley, Scott Andrew 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Bailey, Everett Lee 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Merlo, Samuel Joseph 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Griffith, Leonard Raymond 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Madden, Joseph Francis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Stuhl, Walter Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Eyre, Charles Harris 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Rachunas, Joseph George 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Chaperon, Phillip William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Barrett, Richard Jennings 545 Completed, Uninjured
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