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: 41B Group. Landed away at RAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire, on return due to low fuel. Note: the Gee-H Navigator is not identified on mission documents.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-37789 SU*H THE LOOSE GOOSE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Horton, Lloyd (NMI), Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Hartness, Joseph George, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Shattuck, Jack Dale 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Messer, Joseph Louis, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Fless, Gustave (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hunt, Leo Albert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Couture, Clement Adrian 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Parsons, Lawrence Lincoln 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Baker, Earl Shelton 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Philippi, Norbert Francis 546 Completed, Uninjured
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