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 SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-39888 544th SU*B HOTNUTS
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Foster, James E 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Duffy, John H 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Vernon, Sheldon Ira 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Ferazzi, Gabriel Ernest 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Corbett, Thomas Walter 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Birch, Frank Austin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Overcash, Jimmy Lee, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Matthijetz, Carl Walter 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner LaSalle, Angelo Aloysius 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Corfield, Robert Milton 544 Completed, Uninjured
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