SORTIE REPORT #4038
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: 41B Wing, High Group.
TOO (Visual)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Criel, France
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑37717 545th JD*S PRO KID
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Liebert, Jack Louis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Maxey, Jesse Edward, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator May, Warren Francis, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Kalinsky, Morris (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Gray, James Ronald 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Fishbein, Alfred (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Wood, David Albert 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Drysdale, Douglas David 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Goresh, Andrew (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
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