SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑03‑20 78 269 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Weather Forces Recall: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Repeated conflicts with neighboring wing formations led at 1114 hrs to a loss of visual contact with assigned wing leader, who by that time was at about 5,000 feet higher altitude. Ten minutes later a recall order was received - the formation at that time was in the vicinity of Prüm, Germany - and the Group returned to base without dropping its bombs.
From the PRO LOG: 'Impossible atmospherical conditions compelled our planes to turn back over France [sic] without dropping their bombs. Clouds extended up to 25,000 feet when the bombers abandoned their [attack].'
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Mission Recalled No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3440 SU*B/P BROADWAY ROSE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Yokie, John Olivi 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Plunkett, Meredith Watson, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Donehoo, William Montgomery 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Miller, John Franklin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hopper, Hugh David 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Graham, John Mebane 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Wearne, Walter Eugene 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Potempa, Walter (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Philpott, Thomas Edward 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Matican, Sigmund Sidney 544 Completed, Uninjured
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