SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑08‑27 18 87 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
No Attack: Mechanical Failure: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 103rd Combat Wing on today's mission. During the bomb run, the linkage between the bombsight and the Automatic Flight Control Equipment (AFCE) failed. It was too late to either transition to manual control or to transfer the lead to the group deputy (whose bombardier was never able to see the target). A second run was considered, but not undertaken due to the risk inherent in making the run without support of other groups in the wing. Consequently, as required by bombing SOP over occupied territory, the bombs were held, except for the Aufmuth Crew, who accidentally dropped two bombs.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42-3440 SU*B/P BROADWAY ROSE Francis, Percy Tom
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Sprague, Alfred Lee 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Doman, Albert Hugh 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Baldwin, Pendleton Gaines 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Pierce, Kermit Aubrey 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Anderson, Clarence Denton 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Marshall, Dean William 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Stearman, Charles Lee Verne 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Aune, Rudolph (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Redding, George Thomas 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Abramowitz, Abraham B 544 Completed, Uninjured
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