SORTIE REPORT #2718
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑04‑24 94 315 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Aircraft Factory Demolished: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing, and provided the majority of the high composite group of that wing, on today's mission. The objective was the factory in which the Do 335 Multipurpose Fighter was being built. This innovative aircraft was seen as a substantial threat to Allied fighter and bomber forces, and no effort was spared to cripple its production. In addition, new bombing formations were being tried for the first time, which made the mission even more hazardous. Regardless of the risk and challenges faced by aircrews, the mission was successful, crippling Do 335 production. For its part on this mission, the 384th was awarded its second Distinguished Unit Citation.
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 42‑102448 545th JD*P MEXICAN HAY RIDE
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Bouvier, James Andrew 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Green, Robert John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Wakser, Sanford Harry 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Silk, Louis Allan 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Andrews, Ralph Cash, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Wagner, Casimer John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Neal, William (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Morgan, Robert William 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Jones, John Evan 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner King, Jack H 545 Completed, Uninjured
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