SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑06‑20 141 425 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Oil Refineries Targeted: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided aircraft and crews for the lead and low groups of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing, the second of nine Wings comprising Mission 425 Air Task Force #3 for today's mission. The target area weather was generally clear, and bombs were away visually with good results. After bombs away the low group became separated from the wing leaders (probably due to the damage and injuries on the lead ship) and tacked on to a wing with the 401st BG, flying back to the English coast with them. According to one 384th crewmember, the flames and smoke rose above the attack altitude (~27,000') and a crewmember from another group reported the smoke was clearly visible the next day from bombers returning from Berlin.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Low Group.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97204 SO*K SKYLARK
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Koch, Robert Bruce 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Cornair, Russell John 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Loomis, Donald Orlando 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Sullivan, Robert Francis 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Vicknair, Normand Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret McCoy, Jesse Granville 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Jaworski, Frank (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Dippold, Robert John 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gardiner, John W 547 Completed, Uninjured
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