SORTIE REPORT #2454
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 Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑37789 544th SU*H THE LOOSE GOOSE
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 Wilkins, John Robert 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Massengale, Arnold Lee 544 Completed, Uninjured
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