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)
No Aborted
Comments: Lead Squadron, lead group. Flying spare; aborted; took off one hour late and could not catch formation.
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 Clayton, John Earl 544 Aborted
Co-pilot Hall, Barney Marcus, Jr 544 Aborted
Navigator Holzbaur, Frederick Morris 544 Aborted
Togglier Grauer, James Edward 544 Aborted
Radio Operator Owens, John Ralph 544 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Watenpool, Jerome Francis 544 Aborted
Ball Turret Maziarka, Stanley Walter 544 Aborted
Tail Gunner Ripley, Carlyle David 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hall, Lawrence Marion 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Porter, Edward Eugene 544 Aborted
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