|DATE||384th BG Mission #||8th AF Mission #||384th PRIMARY TARGET|
|1944‑02‑25||67||235||Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
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.
|COMBAT CREDIT||STATUS||TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)|
Comments: 41C Group, High Squadron, Low Group.
|- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:|
|TYPE||SERIAL NUMBER||SQ CODE||NAME|
|- SORTIE CREW DATA:|
|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|