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 Aborted
Comments: Turned back due to inability to catch up to formation.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-37776 BK*R LADY DREW Coon, Lawrence John
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Meland, Ralph W 546 Aborted
Co-pilot Endelicato, Marion (NMI) 546 Aborted
Navigator Marttila, Walter Konstantin 546 Aborted
Bombardier Mechling, Robert Paul 546 Aborted
Radio Operator Schmitz, Michael A 546 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Wilson, John Franklin 546 Aborted
Ball Turret Knowles, Ralph Sheridan, Jr 546 Aborted
Tail Gunner Sinski, Ignatius J 546 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Turner, William Eugene 546 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Builta, William B 546 Aborted
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