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. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97273. Took off late (1622 vs 1525 hrs) but caught formation.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97320 SU*G HOT ROCK
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Berbrich, John Martin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Malone, John J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Collins, Bernard John 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Tucker, Clifton Roland 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Zinninger, William Maynard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Ticknor, Edward Charles 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Connolly, William Edward, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner McDonald, Edward William 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Connors, Albert William 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Wilson, John Franklin 546 Completed, Uninjured
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