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)
No Spare, Returned As Briefed N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97136 SU*J not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Knapp, Paul Bernard 544 Spare, Returned
Co-pilot Pulliam, Lyle James 544 Spare, Returned
Navigator Colarusso, Alfred James 544 Spare, Returned
Bombardier Austin, Raymond Lee, Jr 544 Spare, Returned
Radio Operator Bier, Irvin Louis 544 Spare, Returned
Engineer/Top Turret Jakway, James Allen 544 Spare, Returned
Ball Turret Mason, Covert Nathan 544 Spare, Returned
Tail Gunner Cleland, Deston Kenneth 544 Spare, Returned
Waist (Flexible) Gunner LaSalle, Angelo Aloysius 544 Spare, Returned
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cates, Clay Franklin 544 Spare, Returned
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