SORTIE REPORT #1926
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑02‑28 68 238 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Weather Prevents Bombing: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew today's mission alone: there was no wing or division assembly, or organized 'bomber stream.' Because the briefed target was in occupied territory, bombardiers were required to make positive visual identification of the aiming point before releasing their bombs; this was not possible due to the nearly solid cloud cover in the target area. Many bomb runs were flown (lead and high squadrons made eight, and the low squadron made nine or more) but in the end, all bombs were returned to base.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Low Squadron deputy.
No Target Attacked
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑31211 546th BK*H RENO'S RAIDER Pierce, Howard Bundy
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Reed, Merlin Howard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Rininsland, Bruce Martin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Gudyka, Peter (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Heiss, John Lawrence 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Wellman, Robert Francis 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Johnson, Robert O (1943) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Osepchook, Arthur John 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hardy, Emmet Francis 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Plotz, John James 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Casey, Robert Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
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