SORTIE REPORT #1808
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑02‑21 64 228 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Big Week: Day Two: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two group formations for todays missions. They flew as the lead and low groups of the 41st B Combat Wing. Finding the primary target covered with clouds, they reversed course and sought targets-of-opportunity through breaks in the clouds. Eventually, a visual attack was made on the city of Lingen, Germany, focused on the marshalling yards and surrounding industrial area.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron deputy, low group. Landed away at Rattlesden due to technical failures.
TOO (Visual)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Lingen, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42‑29703 544th SU*E KATHY JANE
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot West, George Berry 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Yount, Donald Laverne 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator DeWitt, Robert Courtney 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Credidio, Anthony Joseph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Anderson, Charles LeRoy 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Crippen, Creig B 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Skerko, John (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Graeb, William Louis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Figley, Wilbert Guy 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Ray, William Charles 544 Completed, Uninjured
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