SORTIE REPORT #3743
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑06‑06 128 394 Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Tactical Bridges Targeted: The second D-Day mission for the 384th Bombardment Group (H) sent five Squadrons, referred to as I, J, K, L, and M Squadrons in mission records, to knock out important bridges behind the invasion beaches as units of Air Task Force #2. These formations included two PFF-equipped aircraft from the 305th BG. All B-17s on this mission dropped their 500- and 1000-pound bombs on signal from the Lead PFF ships, with unobserved results.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: M Squadron Deputy.
Primary (PFF)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑97251 546th BK*O SNUFFY Kahn, Arthur William
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Gowder, Charles Fred 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Thompson, Willard H 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Blackburn, Rexford Maynard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Rarick, Harold Linwood 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Barnes, Francis Eugene 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Beaugh, George (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Foltz, Howard William 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Mock, Melvin Bert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Leber, Richard Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
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