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 GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42-29723 BK*B WOLF PACK McIntire, Bruce D
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Reed, Merlin H 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Rininsland, Bruce Martin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Gudyka, Peter (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Heiss, John L 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Wellman, Robert F 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Herrera, Presciliano Silva 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Osepchook, Arthur John 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hardy, Emmet F 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Plotz, John James 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Casey, Robert Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
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