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 Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: 41B Group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-29828 JD*Q T.S.
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Heffley, Farris Ormond 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Mabe, Walter Breeden 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Carini, Louis Peter 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Betolatti, John (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Shade, William James 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Deutsch, Samuel (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Metz, Charles John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Fleming, Paul Hane 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Alfter, Glen Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gatzman, Ralph Lee 545 Completed, Uninjured
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