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 Lead.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-38208 SO*A LILLY BELLE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Frink, Horace Everett 547 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Bennett, Phillip Nathan, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Nilo, Anthony (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Austin, Raymond Lee, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Benson, Thomas Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Whitley, William Martin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Hughes, Richard Bland, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Golka, Larry John 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Zanetti, James John 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Smith, Otto (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
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