SORTIE REPORT #2026
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: Group deputy. Turned back at 1048 hrs over enemy territory because #1, #2, and #3 engines were smoking very badly after pulling excessive manifold pressure for 30 minutes; aircraft was vibrating very badly.
N/A
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑38112 545th JD*J MRS GEEZIL
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Thompson, Siguard (NMI) 545 Aborted
Co-pilot Manning, Raymond Walter 545 Aborted
Navigator Nilo, Anthony (NMI) 545 Aborted
Bombardier Parmer, Warren Edward 545 Aborted
Radio Operator Purdy, Joseph Francis 545 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Swineford, Homer Howard 545 Aborted
Ball Turret Olson, Harry Howard 545 Aborted
Tail Gunner Dziura, Edward (NMI) 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Carter, Glen Albert 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Stammel, Edward Raymond 545 Aborted
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