SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑03‑16 75 262 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Bad Day At Augsburg: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew two formations on today's mission. A group-sized formation was assigned to the 40th Composite Combat Wing; it could not find its assigned Wing, so it tacked on to the 1st Combat Wing and completed the mission. Also, a single squadron formation was assigned as the low squadron of the Composite High Group of the 41st Combat Wing. The formations were unable to attack the primary target because it was obscured by clouds, so the bombers unloaded on the secondary target, Augsburg, using PFF (RADAR) aiming.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Secondary (PFF)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Augsburg, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-31166 JD*Z MISS BILLIE JR.
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Heffley, Farris Ormond 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Cole, Richard Eugene 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Carini, Louis Peter 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Betolatti, John (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Shade, William James 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Deutsch, Samuel (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Ordaz, Armando Noriega 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Allen, George William 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gatzman, Ralph Lee 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Alfter, Glen Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
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