SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑06‑12 133 407 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
A Different Bridge Destroyed: The 384th supplied all three groups of the 41st C Wing, with Col Robert E Travis aboard the Wing Lead aircraft as Air Commander. Clouds obscured the primary target, so the wing attacked a target of opportunity (TOO). Strike photos reveal that the wing bombed a highway bridge across the River Rance, just west of La Ville-ès-Nonais. Target locations taken from Google Maps, with reference to strike photo in mission folder.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Group Lead.
TOO (Visual)
Target: Highway Bridge at 48°32'N,1°58'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Ville-ès-Nonais, France
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-107125 JD*G DOASY DOATS
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Stallings, Gordon Kenneth 546 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot June, Glenn Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Jackson, William McClean 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Wakser, Sanford Harry 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Mechling, Robert Paul 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Cicci, Joseph Leonard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hansen, Svend Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Aplin, William Carlton 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Rabby, Carlos James, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Bagosy, Paul Martin 546 Completed, Uninjured
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