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
Comments: Group lead.
TOO (Visual)
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bonn, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97477 JD*A PORKY'S PIG
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Ketelsen, Raymond Paul 545 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Edwards, Floyd Clinton 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator McKittrick, Vernon Russell 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Palazzo, Anthony (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hopper, Hugh David 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Smith, Roger Carlton 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Johnson, James Hansel, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner McGovern, Vincent James 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Folmar, Warren Alexander 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Zink, Chester Harvey 545 Completed, Uninjured
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