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
Comments: Group deputy. Assumed lead after group lead aborted.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97367 SO*T UMBRIAGO
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Kelly, John Thomas 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Roth, Verle Leroy 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Welsbacher, Robert Henry 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Pederson, Floyd Ray 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Trypuc, John Vincent, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Budassi, Remo Guido 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Chouinard, Garnet (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Wray, Forrest Donald 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cruise, James Henry 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Schleuse, Robert Edward 547 Completed, Uninjured
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