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)
No Aborted
Comments: Turned back at 0955 hrs; oxygen failure; dropped from 350 lbs to 250 lbs in 30 minutes without use.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-37801 547th SO*G DYNAMITE EXPRESS
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Smith, Roger Clement 547 Aborted
Co-pilot Kravet, Marvin Robert 547 Aborted
Navigator McCafferty, John Andrew 547 Aborted
Togglier Dudla, John Richard 547 Aborted
Radio Operator Kendall, Earl Frank 547 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Kaminski, Bruno (NMI) 547 Aborted
Ball Turret Danko, Charles Gabriel 547 Aborted
Tail Gunner Green, Jesse Britten 547 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Nichols, Melvin Allen 547 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hubbard, Warren E 547 Aborted
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