SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑03‑08 73 252 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
384th Leads Wing To Berlin: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. The target was not obscured by clouds, although there was heavy smoke from previous bomb strikes. Bombing results were believed to be good.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: This aircraft dropped 'nickles' (propaganda leaflets) in addition to demolition bombs.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3440 SU*B/P BROADWAY ROSE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Laboda, Joseph Stanley 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Bush, Sidney Lewis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Crist, Vern Warren 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Fornear, Thomas Southern 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Watson, Henry Overholt 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hardtmann, Arnold John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Smart, Samuel Hayes 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Nutt, Oliver Wayne 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kalinsky, Morris (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kerr, Robert Eugene 545 Completed, Uninjured
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