SORTIE REPORT
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.
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-31222 546th BK*D LAZY DAISY Flynn, James F
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Bishop, Charles W 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Miller, James Gilmore, II 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Chapin, Robert Charles 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Rymer, Albert Ray 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Stamm, Murray Raymond 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Wallace, Virgil Leonard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Coleman, Lester Kenneth 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Schekel, Lorin Edwin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Drennan, Robert G 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Ukrain, Sidney Charles 546 Completed, Uninjured
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