SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑05‑11 105 351 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Railroads Targeted: The 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) provided two group formations for today's mission. The first group flew as the high group of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing (41A Group) to attack Saarbrücken. Clouds obscured the primary target, as well as targets in the Metz, Luxembourg, and Brussels areas, so bombs were held, in keeping with the policy of requiring visual identification and targeting of locations in occupied territory. The second group flew as the high group of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing (41B Group) to attack Ehrang. Although thick haze covered the target area, there was sufficient visibility to identify and attack the primary target.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41A Group. Jettisoned incendiaries.
Primary
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97404 SU*L not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Francis, Thomas Rex 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Mahoney, Maurice S 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Polansky, Herbert (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Bowkley, Raymond Edward 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Barnum, Otto William 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Brannigan, Allen Francis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Fiory, William John Joseph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Zordel, Wilbur Godfrey 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Petrillo, Joseph (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Palladino, Joseph Anthony 544 Completed, Uninjured
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