SORTIE REPORT #2247
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 GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑31740 546th BK*T not known Konzem, Hubert P
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Rich, John (NMI), Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Wehry, George Ellsworth 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Indest, Joseph Albert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Marvin, William Vern 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Montagne, Henry Julien Louis 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Eklund, Howard J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Henken, Norman (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Bishop, Nelson M J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Herrera, Presciliano Silva 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Duddy, Martin Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
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