SORTIE REPORT #2441
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑04‑09 86 293 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Weather Causes Assembly Havoc: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st Composite Combat Wing B on todays mission, furnishing the lead and low groups of the wing. Bad weather caused assembly difficulties for the entire Wing, leading many pilots to abandon efforts to locate the wing. However, clear weather over the continent and in the target area enabled a majority of the bombers to successfully attack their assigned targets.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Aborted
Comments: Turned back at 1003 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather. Bombs jettisoned in Channel due to malfunction of bomb bay doors.
N/A
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97124 545th JD*M THE JOKER
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Burch, Hugh Ralph 545 Aborted
Co-pilot Bennett, Dewayne (NMI) 545 Aborted
Navigator Copeland, Carter Glenn 545 Aborted
Togglier Barrett, Richard Jennings 545 Aborted
Radio Operator Dahms, Rex John 545 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Jarvis, Francis Harrison 545 Aborted
Ball Turret Douglas, James Clifton 545 Aborted
Tail Gunner Woodard, Everett Derwood 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Emmons, James Vincent 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Capps, Milburn Perry 545 Aborted
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