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 Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-97251 BK*O SNUFFY Kahn, Arthur W
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Smith, Charles Grover 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Haning, John Milton 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Simmons, Wilbur 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Williams, Garven Foster 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Burton, Stanley Charles 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Rowe, Kenmore Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Avilez, George (NMI), Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Gardner, Vernon Dale 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Wise, Robert Francis 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Tucker, Clifton Roland 546 Completed, Uninjured
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