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
Comments: Squadron deputy, low Squadron, composite high group, 41st composite combat wing.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Augsburg, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-97139 BK*M FLAK HOPPER McKinney, Lauren L
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Decker, Charles Edgar 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Maahs, Robert Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Kobes, Eugene Paul 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Barber, Ruffin Frank 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Blocksidge, Charles Russell 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret O'Cain, Billy Eklund 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Henken, Norman (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Smith, William Henry, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Rubinson, Harold David 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Bratko, John (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
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