SORTIE REPORT #2013
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
Comments: Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑39888. Turned back at 1018 hrs because #2 & #3 engines were running rough, were smoking and detonating; tach and manifold pressure oscillated.
N/A
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑31495 544th SU*R WABBIT TWACKS
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Foster, James Everett 544 Aborted
Co-pilot Duffy, John H 544 Aborted
Navigator Vernon, Sheldon Ira 544 Aborted
Bombardier Ferazzi, Gabriel Ernest 544 Aborted
Radio Operator Buller, Elwood Ellis 544 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Birch, Frank Austin 544 Aborted
Ball Turret Overcash, Jimmy Lee, Jr 544 Aborted
Tail Gunner Matthijetz, Carl Walter 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cochran, Thomas Tidwell 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Corfield, Robert Milton 544 Aborted
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