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: Group lead. Gen. Robert F Travis, Commander, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy), Molesworth, England, flew aboard this aircraft as Flight Leader.
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-38112 JD*J MRS GEEZIL
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Edwards, Floyd Clinton 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator McKittrick, Vernon Russell 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Martin-Vegue, James Raymond 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Palazzo, Anthony (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hopper, Hugh David 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Smith, Roger Carlton 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Johnson, James Hansel, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner McGovern, Vincent James 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Folmar, Warren Alexander 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Zink, Chester Harvey 545 Completed, Uninjured
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