SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑04‑27 96 322 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
V-Weapons Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as an independent group (no wing formation) on the first of two missions today. The target was partially obscured by haze making sighting difficult. In addition, the AFCE failed on the bomb run, requiring increased coordination between bombardier and pilot. However, most bombs were dropped right on the target area.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron lead. Did not attack target due to malfunction of bomb bay doors; dropped 2x1000# GP bombs between IP and target.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-102518 JD*K DAMN YANKEE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Helmley, Loyd Elmer 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Keate, Richard C 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Kranick, Martin Everett 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Kasmerski, Stephen James 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Geriak, John (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Orth, Jay Shaffer 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Dehabey, Phillip Elis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Edwards, William Leroy 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Pelkey, Arthur S, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Observer Hemingway, Richard C 545 Completed, Uninjured
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