SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑02‑25 67 235 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Big Week, Last Day: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided aircraft and crews to two separate combat wings for today's mission. One formation flew as the high group of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (41A Group), and another small contingent flew as portions of the lead and low groups of the 41st Composite Combat Wing (41C Group). Weather at the 41A Group's target area near Augsburg was CAVU and visual bombing results were good.
During assembly, one aircraft was forced out of the 41A Group while avoiding a mid-air collision and ended up joining the 41C Group and bombing a ball bearing plant with them. Weather at the 41C Group's target area near Stuttgart was CAVU and visual bombing results were good.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Aborted
Comments: 41A Group. Turned back at 1112 hrs due to excessive fuel consumption.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-31364 SU*D NUTTALL'S NUT HOUSE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Jorgenson, Henry (NMI), Jr 544 Aborted
Co-pilot Lotz, William Henry, Jr 544 Aborted
Navigator McKinney, David Webster 544 Aborted
Bombardier Oyler, Ernest Renwick 544 Aborted
Radio Operator Owens, John Ralph 544 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Biederman, Harold Leroy 544 Aborted
Ball Turret Arnold, Walter Howard 544 Aborted
Tail Gunner Clark, Alfred Albert 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Bonanza, John Joseph, Jr 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Harper, William Lester 544 Aborted
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