SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑06‑13 134 409 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Airfield Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew three groups to form the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing, leading three Combat Wings on today's mission. The weather in the target area was CAVU and the primary target, an enemy airfield, was clearly visible. A visual bomb run was made, with good results. Colonel Smith led the mission, and recommended that for such targets, greater effectiveness could be achieved by assigning each group a different aiming point, and to slow down the release of the bombs slightly to spread the damage over a greater area.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (Visual)
- 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 Rosborough, James Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Matlack, Vincent DePaul, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Marttila, Walter Konstantin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Fletcher, John Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Ford, Howard Emerson 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Bedsted, Lee Roy 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Gerhold, Melvin Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Raines, Louis Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Brecht, Victor Douglas 546 Completed, Uninjured
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