SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑06‑19 140 424 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Weather Changes Plans: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) put up two group formations for this afternoon'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 the cloud cover was solid, so the 41A Group leader decided to attack their assigned Gee-H target at Bientques. The second group (41B Group) was dispatched to Crépy, France. Similar to the 41A Group, their primary target was obscured so the 41B Group leader ordered the formation to attack their secondary Gee-H target at Crepeuil.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41B Group. Originally assigned aircraft 42‑107058. There is no record of 42-102500 being a Spare Aircraft.
Secondary (Gee-H)
Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Bientques & Crepeuil, France
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-102500 546th BK*L not known Jacobs, Gilbert O
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Rosborough, James Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Matlack, Vincent DePaul, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Brooks, James Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Steorts, Hubert, Jr 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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