SORTIE REPORT #2238
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑03‑23 80 275 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Targets of Opportunity Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two formations in the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Twenty-three aircraft formed the lead group of the Wing, under the command of Brigadier General Robert Travis, and six aircraft formed the lead squadron of the composite high group. Weather conditions prevented the Wing from attacking the primary or secondary targets, leading to the selection of targets of opportunity (TOO) for bombing (different TOO for each of the two 384th formations).
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission TOO (Visual)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Freckenhorst, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑31166 545th JD*Z MISS BILLIE JR.
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Hines, James Wesley 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Burch, Hugh Ralph 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Copeland, Carter Glenn 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Barrett, Richard Jennings 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Dahms, Rex John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Ward, Clarence Howard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Douglas, James Clifton 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Cahill, William Lawrence, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Woodard, Everett Derwood 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Emmons, James Vincent 545 Completed, Uninjured
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