SORTIE REPORT #2240
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
Comments: Lead Squadron, composite high group
TOO (Visual)
Target: Unidentified Factory Area
Type: Industry
Location: Ahlen, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑31235 544th SU*C GOIN DOG
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Harvey, Walter Lewis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Broyhill, Virgil Ray 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Earle, Guy Harmon, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Grilli, Eugene Philip 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Pizzi, Frank Benjamin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Duncan, Sam Park, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Piemonte, Guiseppe Mario 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Robertson, James Roman 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Wilkins, John Robert 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Massengale, Arnold Lee 544 Completed, Uninjured
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