SORTIE REPORT #2009
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)
No Aborted Mission After Taking Off.
Comments: Turned back at 1035 hrs; aircraft took off late and was unable to locate the group formation due to poor visibility.
N/A
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑31364 544th SU*D NUTTALL'S NUT HOUSE
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot West, George Berry 544 Aborted
Co-pilot Yount, Donald Laverne 544 Aborted
Navigator DeWitt, Robert Courtney 544 Aborted
Bombardier Credidio, Anthony Joseph 544 Aborted
Radio Operator Anderson, Charles LeRoy 544 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Crippen, Creig B 544 Aborted
Ball Turret Skerko, John (NMI) 544 Aborted
Tail Gunner Graeb, William Louis 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Ray, William Charles 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Figley, Wilbert Guy 544 Aborted
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