SORTIE REPORT #2178
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 Completed Mission Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑37776 546th BK*R LADY DREW Coon, Lawrence John
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Horton, Lloyd (NMI), Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot June, Glenn Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Messer, Joseph Louis, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Baker, Earl Shelton 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Fless, Gustave (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hunt, Leo Albert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Couture, Clement Adrian 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Parsons, Lawrence Lincoln 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Casey, Robert Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Yeater, James Thomas 546 Completed, Uninjured
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