SORTIE REPORT #3699
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑06‑05 126 392 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Two Targets Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided three 12-aircraft groups forming the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing for today's mission. The 41A Wing led this 1st Air Division Air Task Force of six Wings. While the High and Low Groups bombed the primary on the first run, the Lead Group had trouble locating the target with enough accuracy to release its bombs. After a second unsuccessful run, the Lead Group attacked a target of opportunity (TOO) - another artillery battery - near Morsalines, France.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Lead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
TOO (Visual)
Target: Gun Emplacement
Type: Military
Location: Morsalines, France
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97188 544th SU*A not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Eakins, Robert Nathanial 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Fairfield, William Adelbert, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator McNair, Alexander John 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Needle, Joseph (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Flory, Clarence Robert 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Bray, Leo (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Wittwer, Derall Boyd 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Andrews, James Lee 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Larkin, Vincent Joseph 544 Completed, Uninjured
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