SORTIE REPORT #4518
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑06‑27 147 443 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Storage Depot)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Saint-Martin-L'Hortier, France
V-Weapon Depot Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew two group-size formations on today's mission. There was no wing formation specified: the group commanded by Col. Buck was identified as the 41st Combat Wing A Section, and the group commanded by Maj. Stallings was the B section. The target area was somewhat obscured by low clouds, requiring the bombardiers to use Gee-H aiming. The A section dropped on the first bomb run, but trouble with the Gee-H equipment forced the B group to make a second bomb run which concluded successfully.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41st B section.
Primary (Gee-H)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑97251 546th BK*O SNUFFY Kahn, Arthur William
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Gibson, James Allen 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Preller, Robert Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator O'Neill, John P 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Pattillo, William James 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Matthiesen, Carl Rolf 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Bowers, Henry M 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Mejia, Richard C 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Kennemer, Frank Winifried 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gilmore, James K, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
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