SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑02‑24 66 233 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Big Week, Day Five: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two formations for today's mission. The main formation of group size flew as the lead group of the 41st 'Regular' Combat Bombardment Wing. The second formation, consisting of two squadrons, combined with a squadron from the 303rd BG to form the composite low group of the same combat wing. The weather cooperated, with CAVU conditions over the target area. A smoke screen did not hide the target very well, and, in fact, helped the bombardiers identify and confirm the target location! Bombing was by visual aiming and results were good.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron, lead group.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3259 BK*N / JD*T SNAFU / ALABAMA WHIRLWIND
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Laboda, Joseph Stanley 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Bush, Sidney Lewis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Crist, Vern Warren 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Fornear, Thomas Southern 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Flynn, James E 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hardtmann, Arnold John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Smart, Samuel Hayes 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Nutt, Oliver Wayne 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kerr, Robert Eugene 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Marshall, Milford (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
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