SORTIE REPORT
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: Wing deputy.
TOO (Visual)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Freckenhorst, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97477 JD*A PORKY'S PIG
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Edwards, Floyd Clinton 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Bailey, Everett Lee 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator McKittrick, Vernon Russell 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Palazzo, Anthony (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hopper, Hugh David 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Smith, Roger Carlton 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Fleming, Paul Hane 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Dziura, Edward (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Zink, Chester Harvey 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Folmar, Warren Alexander 545 Completed, Uninjured
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