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: Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑38013.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Augsburg, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-38158 SO*L JEAN
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot LaSeur, William Veryle 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Lessig, Joseph Watson 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Harvey, Harry Blakely, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Loh, Phillip Henry, III 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hay, James Franklin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret O'Brien, John Gerald 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Gormley, Edward Oliver 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Gardner, Eugene Frederick 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Froment, Dorrance Verl 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Harper, Richard Wight 547 Completed, Uninjured
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