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)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41C Group, High Squadron, Lead Group. Landed away at RAF Boreham, Essex, on return due to low fuel.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-29632 JD*K CASED ACE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Pryor, Raymond Thomas 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Helmley, Loyd Elmer 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Harmon, Frank James 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Knox, Robert Leo 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Duro, Victor Henry 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Dudley, John Charles 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Stauffer, Karl Fred 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Coppage, Raymond Donald 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Pelkey, Arthur Symonds, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Howard, Hiram Glenn 545 Completed, Uninjured
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