SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑06‑14 135 412 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Clouds Cover Primary: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing (41B Wing) and the High Group of the 41st D Combat Bombardment Wing (41D Group) on today's mission. The primary and secondary targets of the 41B Wing were hidden by 10/10 cloud cover, so a target of opportunity (TOO), the airfield at Creil, was bombed by the Lead and High groups: the Low group was forced out of position by sudden maneuvers by the Wing Lead and were unable to follow him on the bomb run to the TOO, resulting in no attack by the Low Group. The High and Low groups returned to England in formation with the Wing ahead of them in the bomber stream. Weather prevented the 41D Group from attacking the primary. After three runs on the primary target, contact with the Lead group was lost, and a decision was made to attempt to find the secondary target. However, weather conditions there were similar, so all bombs were returned to base. Also, because this group had lost contact with its Wing, it returned to base alone.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41D Group, High Squadron Lead.
TOO (Visual)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Criel, France
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-6135 JD*J not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Wright, James Wiley 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Carter, Jack Nifong 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Cohen, Joseph Meyer 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Hendrix, Alfred Franklin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Johnson, Eugene Allen 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Waller, Guy Ford 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Clements, Huel R 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Cummings, Julian Cowden 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Jablonski, Raymond Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
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