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 Lead.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97477 545th JD*A PORKY'S PIG
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Bedsole, Joseph Linyer, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Barad, Robert Leo 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Groh, Harold Chester 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Wismann, William Charles 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Woodall, Arthur James, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Maruszak, Karol Leonard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Hotis, Leo Constantine 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner McMichael, Marion Louis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Mazewski, Michael Henry, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Ward, Clarence Howard 545 Completed, Uninjured
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