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: A Wing, High Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-97251 BK*O SNUFFY Kahn, Arthur W
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Smith, Charles Grover 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Meland, Ralph W 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Simmons, Wilbur 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Williams, Garven Foster 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Burton, Stanley Charles 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Rowe, Kenmore Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Avilez, George (NMI), Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Gardner, Vernon Dale 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Niday, Raymond (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Wise, Robert Francis 546 Completed, Uninjured
Observer Wright, Henry F 546 Completed, Uninjured
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