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)
No Spare, Returned As Briefed N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-107057 BK*T SPIRIT OF 96 Priesnitz, Frank Joseph, Jr
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Cole, Howard Woodrow 546 Spare, Returned
Co-pilot Smigelsky, Horace Joseph 546 Spare, Returned
Navigator Dolson, Henry James 546 Spare, Returned
Togglier Niday, Raymond (NMI) 546 Spare, Returned
Radio Operator Ellis, Edwin Robert 546 Spare, Returned
Engineer/Top Turret McKeon, Francis Peter 546 Spare, Returned
Ball Turret Hart, George Thurman 546 Spare, Returned
Tail Gunner Hartranft, Landis Grant 546 Spare, Returned
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Artessa, Carmen Alex 546 Spare, Returned
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Long, Thomas Nelson 546 Spare, Returned
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