SORTIE REPORT #2008
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑03‑04 71 247 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Weather Alters Mission: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. The Group had difficulty attaining its position in the wing formation because the wing leader used speeds greater than SOP, finally catching up near the Ruhr Valley. With the ground completely obscured by dense cloud cover, the wing commander informed his formation that they would bomb a target of opportunity (TOO), initially thought to be Cologne (Köln), Germany, but later determined to be Bonn.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission TOO (Visual)
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bonn, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑31235 544th SU*C GOIN DOG
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Allison, Earl Thomas 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Small, Herbert William 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Gardner, Sam (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Nagel, Jack Cameron 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Laubenstein, William Frederick 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hutchison, William Wilde 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Kaufman, Vernon Herman 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hougard, Kenneth Nelson 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Grimmett, James Harold 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Stevens, John Jay 544 Completed, Uninjured
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