SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑05‑28 117 376 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Equipment and Smokescreen Problems: For the first mission of the day - identified as 'Regular Mission' in Group records - the 384th Bombardment Group (H) formed the High Group of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing, the fourth of five wings comprising Air Task Force 1. Equipment problems on the bomb run on the primary target prevented the lead aircraft from releasing its bombs (the signal for the rest of the group to drop its bombs). After turning the lead over to the group deputy, the secondary target was found to be effectively obscured by a smoke screen, so the formation dropped their bombs on a target of opportunity (TOO), a factory complex about 10 miles east of Leipzig, Germany.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission TOO (Visual)
Target: Factory Complex
Type: Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3440 SU*B/P BROADWAY ROSE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Ungerman, Kenneth Armistead 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Widner, Charles William 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Williams, Evan Lecther 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Stephens, Herbert A 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Bailey, Robert Rex 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Schlising, Roger E 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Vallone, Frank P 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Price, William Robert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Jacobs, Dallas Athel 546 Completed, Uninjured
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