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: Group lead.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Augsburg, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-38208 SO*A LILLY BELLE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Frink, Horace Everett 547 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Stearns, Clarence Grover 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Garrison, Keith M 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Marquardt, George Marvin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Benson, Thomas Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Barkhurst, David Luther 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Fulwider, Albert Clayton, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Castleman, Milton Eugene 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Robison, John Timothy 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Corrigan, Theodore Bernard 547 Completed, Uninjured
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