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 42-31926 JD*G LOVELL'S HOVEL
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Fioretti, Edward Anthony 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Briley, Scott Andrew 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Merlo, Samuel Joseph 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Griffith, Leonard Raymond 545 Wounded
Radio Operator Rotondi, George William, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Stuhl, Walter Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Eyre, Charles Harris 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Rachunas, Joseph George 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Chaperon, Phillip William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Barrett, Richard Jennings 545 Completed, Uninjured
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