SORTIE REPORT #2069
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 Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑37781 546th BK*U SILVER DOLLAR McKinney, Lauren Lee
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Reed, Merlin Howard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Rininsland, Bruce Martin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Gudyka, Peter (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Heiss, John Lawrence 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Wellman, Robert Francis 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Johnson, Robert O (1943) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Osepchook, Arthur John 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hardy, Emmet Francis 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Plotz, John James 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Casey, Robert Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
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