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 42-31235 SU*C GOIN' DOG
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Allison, Earl Thomas 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Small, Herbert William 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Cittadini, Joseph Lloyd George 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Nagel, Jack Cameron 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Purdy, Alan Bradford 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Clements, William Arlie 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Kaufman, Vernon Herman 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hougard, Kenneth Nelson 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Smith, Leland Royce, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Grimmett, James Harold 544 Completed, Uninjured
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