SORTIE REPORT #2381
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 Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Flying Spare; joined formation. Landed away at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, due to weather.
TOO (Visual)
Target: Undetermined
Type: Industry
Location: Unterlusz / Unterlüß, 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 June, Glenn Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Melsen, Howard Carl 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Jackson, William McClean 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Iverson, Bennie Franklin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Cicci, Joseph Leonard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hansen, Svend Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Aplin, William Carlton 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Bagosy, Paul Martin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Casey, Robert Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Shukaitis, George Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
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