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, Low Group.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-29828 JD*Q T.S.
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Heffley, Farris Ormond 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Mabe, Walter Breeden 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Carini, Louis Peter 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Betolatti, John (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Shade, William James 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Deutsch, Samuel (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Metz, Charles John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Allen, George William 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Alfter, Glen Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gatzman, Ralph Lee 545 Completed, Uninjured
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