SORTIE REPORT #464
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑08‑31 19 88 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Target Hidden, Bombs Held: The 384th Bombardment Group had eighteen (18) aircraft airborne as scheduled; take-off time being 1544 o'clock, a delay in take-off resulted as the leader's airplane blew a tail wheel tire in taxiing to take-off position. This group climbed through the overcast and arrived at the rendezvous point on time where it was joined by the other groups. Due to complete cloud coverage [at the primary target], a turn was made to pick out a target of opportunity, unable to do so, this group returned to the home base with their bombs.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Aborted
Comments: Turned back with #2, #3, and #4 engines very rough.
N/A
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42‑3218 545th JD*R DORIS MAE
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Armstrong, Lloyd Rowland 545 Aborted
Co-pilot Sundlun, Bruce George 545 Aborted
Navigator Wilson, Eugene Theodore 545 Aborted
Bombardier Kinney, William Brownie 545 Aborted
Radio Operator Carroll, George Henry 545 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Estes, Lloyd Stack 545 Aborted
Ball Turret Thurman, Fillman Clifton 545 Aborted
Tail Gunner Grimes, Robert Albert 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Mason, Jack Leslie (#2) 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Renfro, Alvin Everette 545 Aborted
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