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: 41B Group. Turned back due to oil leak in #4 at 1155 hrs; landed away at RAF Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42-29927 547th SO*R HOMESICK SAL Hunter, Jack Walter
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Smith, Roger Clement 547 Aborted
Co-pilot Castleman, Milton Eugene 547 Aborted
Navigator Mittendorf, Ehrhard (NMI), Jr 546 Aborted
Togglier Dudla, John Richard 547 Aborted
Radio Operator Kendall, Earl Frank 547 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Kaminski, Bruno (NMI) 547 Aborted
Ball Turret Hughes, Richard Bland, Jr 547 Aborted
Tail Gunner Green, Jesse Britten 547 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hamilton, Gerald Thorwald 547 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Boney, Chester Joseph 547 Aborted
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