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, Low Squadron Deputy. Aborted 10 miles NW of Splasher 1 due to an oxygen leak.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-31871 SO*T not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Urton, Raymond Lee 547 Aborted
Co-pilot Witt, Francis John, Jr 547 Aborted
Navigator Harvey, Harry Blakely, Jr 547 Aborted
Togglier Dudla, John Richard 547 Aborted
Radio Operator Smith, Robert Eugene 547 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Beaty, Earl Richard 547 Aborted
Ball Turret Jackson, Billy J (IO) 547 Aborted
Tail Gunner Nelson, Earl James 547 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Dailey, Donald William 547 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Smith, Walter Blaine 547 Aborted
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