SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑06‑19 139 424 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Weather Limits Bombing: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) put up two group formations for this morning's mission to knock out V-Weapon launch sites. There was no wing or division assembly, each group flying independently to its target and back. The first group (41A Group) was dispatched to Fleury, France, where, even though the cloud cover was solid, the Gee-H bombing system allowed them to drop their deadly loads. The second group (41B Group) was dispatched to Crépy, France. En route to the target area, the Gee-H equipment became inoperative and efforts by the navigator to repair it were unsuccessful. Therefore, bombs were not dropped by this formation due to the policy that restricts bombing in occupied areas to identifiable military targets.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41B Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Primary (Gee-H)
- 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 Stakes, Albert Garrison 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Zipfel, Herbert Walter 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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