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)
No Spare, Returned As Briefed N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-39888 SU*B HOTNUTS
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Foster, James E 544 Spare, Returned
Co-pilot Duffy, John H 544 Spare, Returned
Navigator Vernon, Sheldon Ira 544 Spare, Returned
Bombardier Ferazzi, Gabriel Ernest 544 Spare, Returned
Radio Operator Moore, Howard Milton 546 Spare, Returned
Engineer/Top Turret Birch, Frank Austin 544 Spare, Returned
Ball Turret Overcash, Jimmy Lee, Jr 544 Spare, Returned
Tail Gunner Matthijetz, Carl Walter 544 Spare, Returned
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cochran, Thomas Tidwell 544 Spare, Returned
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Corfield, Robert Milton 544 Spare, Returned
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