SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑03‑06 72 250 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Berlin Attacked - Finally!: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) was assigned to provide a full group formation to fly as the high group of the 40th Composite Combat Wing, and a squadron to fly as the high squadron of the composite high group of the 41st Composite Combat Wing. Due to difficulties in assembly, only the squadron formation completed the mission: the remaining aircraft and crews returned to Grafton Underwood without attacking. The squadron assigned to the 41st CCBW completed the mission, attacking an industrial target in the Berlin area.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Aborted
Comments: Returned to base after group leader abandoned attempt to join assigned combat wing.
N/A
- 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 Lovell, James MacNaughton 545 Aborted
Co-pilot Brookings, Walter Francis 545 Aborted
Navigator Lewis, Joseph Franklyn 545 Aborted
Bombardier Bachicha, Martin Paul 545 Aborted
Radio Operator Deftos, Minot Fred 547 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Fowlkes, Calvin Oscar Lewis 545 Aborted
Ball Turret Tessmer, Warren David 545 Aborted
Tail Gunner Kardos, Louis Julius 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Blankenship, Doye Herman 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Oldham, Jesse Zera 545 Aborted
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