SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑04‑20 92 309 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
V-Weapons Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two Groups of two Squadrons each, flying as the High Group of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing, and the High Group of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Because of navigation discrepancies, the A Group executed its own bomb run, rather than dropping on the Wing Lead, as briefed. Despite CAVU conditions, it appeared that bombs fell short of the target. The B Group released their bombs on the Wing Lead and it appeared that bombs covered the target well.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: B Wing, High Group.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97188 SU*A not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Farthing, Frank (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Allio, Orion Randolph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Oyler, Ernest Renwick 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Harper, William Lester 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Owens, John Ralph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Biederman, Harold Leroy 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Arnold, Walter Howard 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Clark, Alfred Albert 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Bonanza, John Joseph, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Stevens, John Jay 547 Completed, Uninjured
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