SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑04‑29 98 327 Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Industry Targeted: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing for today's mission. Bombing was done in wing formation on wing lead, with unobserved results. This was a particularly costly mission for the Eighth Air Force: 63 heavy bombers of the 679 dispatched failed to return.
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 42-97081 BK*K not known Watterson, Arnold NMI
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Meland, Ralph W 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Endelicato, Marion (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Marttila, Walter Konstantin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Mechling, Robert Paul 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Schmitz, Michael A 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hansen, Svend Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Knowles, Ralph Sheridan, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Sinski, Ignatius J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Turner, William Eugene 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Builta, William B 546 Completed, Uninjured
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