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)
No Spare, Returned As Briefed N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-37974 JD*O, SU*M SECTION 8
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Laboda, Joseph Stanley 545 Spare, Returned
Co-pilot Bush, Sidney Lewis 545 Spare, Returned
Navigator Crist, Vern Warren 545 Spare, Returned
Bombardier Fornear, Thomas Southern 545 Spare, Returned
Radio Operator Flynn, James E 545 Spare, Returned
Engineer/Top Turret Hardtmann, Arnold John 545 Spare, Returned
Ball Turret Smart, Samuel Hayes 545 Spare, Returned
Tail Gunner Nutt, Oliver Wayne 545 Spare, Returned
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Marshall, Milford (NMI) 545 Spare, Returned
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kerr, Robert Eugene 545 Spare, Returned
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