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)
No Aborted
Comments: 41A Group.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3440 SU*B/P BROADWAY ROSE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Allison, Earl Thomas 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Small, Herbert William 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Gardner, Sam (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Nagel, Jack Cameron 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Laubenstein, William Frederick 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Clements, William Arlie 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Kaufman, Vernon Herman 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hougard, Kenneth Nelson 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Grimmett, James Harold 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hall, Lawrence Marion 544 Completed, Uninjured
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