SORTIE REPORT #3928
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 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 SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97271 545th JD*A BOSS LADY
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Birckhead, Robert Bruce 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Hailey, Millie Zo, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hedrick, Hilary Hann 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Booth, George Totten 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Bridgeman, John Joseph, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Lusk, Clarence Leon 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Brugman, Duane Francis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Fauser, Frank George, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Carboni, James (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
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