SORTIE REPORT #3612
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑06‑03 124 388 Target: Coastal Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Le Touquet, France
Equipment Difficulties: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 'second' Group (30 seconds behind the 303rd BG) of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's morning mission. The first bomb run was started as a PFF run, but the target became clearly visible, causing the crew to switch to visual aiming. In that process, the AFCE went out, necessitating a second try. On the second bomb run, the target could not be picked up visually, nor could any other briefed target be seen. Finally, a gun emplacement in the area was seen and attacked.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Low Squadron Lead.
TOO (Visual)
Target: Artillery Emplacement
Type: Military
Location: 50°23'N,1°38'E (3 miles SE of Berck-sur-Mer), France
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑102442 545th JD*J SWISS MISS
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Peterson, Harold William 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Miller, Frederick Christian 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Scheer, Irving 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Rosenblum, Martin Philip 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Campbell, Edgar Lafell 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Haggai, Melvin Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Dehabey, Philip Elias 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Maddox, Richard Neil 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Belczyk, Walter Adam 545 Completed, Uninjured
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