SORTIE REPORT #2452
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)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Landed away at Metfield, Suffolk, on return because of low fuel.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑97510 546th BK*A SATAN'S PLAYMATE Schuyler, Charles R
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Horton, Lloyd (NMI), Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Smith, Donald Oril 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Messer, Joseph Louis, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Baker, Earl Shelton 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Fless, Gustave (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hunt, Leo Albert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Couture, Clement Adrian 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Parsons, Lawrence Lincoln 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Duddy, Martin Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Philippi, Norbert Francis 546 Completed, Uninjured
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