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 Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Flying spare; joined the lead group.
TOO (Visual)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Freckenhorst, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-39888 544th SU*B HOTNUTS
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Foster, James E 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Duffy, John H 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Vernon, Sheldon Ira 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Ferazzi, Gabriel Ernest 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Corbett, Thomas Walter 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Birch, Frank Austin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Overcash, Jimmy Lee, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Matthijetz, Carl Walter 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cochran, Thomas Tidwell 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Corfield, Robert Milton 544 Completed, Uninjured
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