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.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-29632 JD*K CASED ACE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Decker, Charles Edgar 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Maahs, Robert Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Parisette, Donald Frederick 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Barber, Ruffin Frank 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Compton, James Harold 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret O'Cain, Billy Eklund 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Reedy, Delbert Rudolph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Smith, William Henry, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Rubinson, Harold David 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Bratko, John (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
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