SORTIE REPORT #234
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑07‑25 10 76 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Smoke Screen Challenges Bombardiers: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as part of the 103rd Combat Wing on today's mission. A flak barrage was thrown up in the target area but caused little damage. However, an estimated 300 enemy fighters attacked the formation in the target area, resulting in many losses for the group. The target partially obscured by smoke screen but the bombardiers were able to see enough ground points to make an effective attack.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: The pilot was wounded shortly after crossing the enemy coast, so co-pilot flew most of the mission.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42‑5855 545th JD*V RAMP TRAMP
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Edwards, Floyd Clinton 545 Seriously Wounded
Co-pilot Gordy, Paul Pate 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Koenig, Robert Martin 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Kelly, Victor Thomas 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Goldman, Robert Phillip 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Miller, Walter Amos 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Svirsky, Leon 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Tate, Charles Forest, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Guzy, Edward Frank 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Meyer, Alfred (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
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