SORTIE REPORT
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 SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-31484 JD*F MAIRSY DOATS
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Laboda, Joseph Stanley 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Bush, Sidney Lewis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Crist, Vern Warren 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Fornear, Thomas Southern 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Flynn, James E 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hardtmann, Arnold John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Smart, Samuel Hayes 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Nutt, Oliver Wayne 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Marshall, Milford (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kerr, Robert Eugene 545 Completed, Uninjured
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