SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑03‑19 77 266 Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Traffic Conflict & Equipment Failure: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Weather at the target was clear. On the first bomb run, the high group took position immediately above the 384th, so Major Harris led the Group on a 360-degree turn to avoid their bombs. On the second bomb run, the lead aircraft's AFCES (autopilot) went out and the run was completed with the pilot flying manually following PDI guidance: bombing accuracy was poor.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Flying spare; joined formation, but did not drop bombs because there was an aircraft below him.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-31375 BK*S not known Priesnitz, Frank Joseph, Jr
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Rich, John (NMI), Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Wehry, George Ellsworth 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Indest, Joseph Albert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Marvin, William Vern 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Montagne, Henry Julien Louis 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Eklund, Howard J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Henken, Norman (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Bishop, Nelson M J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Ukrain, Sidney Charles 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Herrera, Presciliano Silva 546 Completed, Uninjured
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