SORTIE REPORT #2379
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑03‑29 85 284 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
No Bomb Drop Signal: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Lack of a bomb release signal from the Wing lead at the primary target led to the Group seeking a target of opportunity (TOO) on the route home. A group of industiral buildings were spotted in a break in the clouds, and bombs were dropped there, with unobserved results. Crews faced challenging weather on their return, leading many to land at other bases.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission TOO (Visual)
Target: Undetermined
Type: Industry
Location: Unterlusz / Unterlüß, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑31435 544th SU*S WEST END
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Farthing, Frank (NMI) 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 Massengale, Arnold Lee 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Wilkins, John Robert 544 Completed, Uninjured
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