SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑02‑22 65 230 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Big Week, Day Three: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two group formations for today's missions. One formed the high group of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing (41A Group), and the other formed the high group of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing (41B Group).The 41A Group lost its formation when forced to fly into clouds during assembly: the entire group aborted, and all bombs were returned to base rather than being dropped at Halberstadt. The 41B Group attacked their primary target at Aschersleben, but while bombs appeared to strike in the target area, heavy smoke from prior groups made assessment difficult.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41B Group. Landed away at RAF Gosfield, Essex, on return.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-31375 BK*S not known Priesnitz, Frank Joseph, Jr
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Rinne, Austin Dean 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Bornhorst, Francis Joseph, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Trees, William Ernest 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Thaxter, Floyd Wilson 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Edwards, Thomas Joseph, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Jones, Leroy Charles 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Hickey, James Currie 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Bishop, Nelson M J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cooper, Robert Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Page, William Marvin 546 Completed, Uninjured
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