SORTIE REPORT #4649
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑07‑06 152 456 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Blanc Pignon Ferme, Cléty, France
Overcoming Weather Diffuculty: For today's second mission, thirteen aircraft of the 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as a group (but designated as the 41st Combat Wing). The target name given is 'BLANC/PIGNON/FERME', which was located within the commune of Cléty, France. Obscuration of the target and maneuvering difficulties led the group to make three bomb runs, finally dropping on a target of opportunity (TOO) two miles north of the primary target, which the bombardier believed was a V-1 launch site under construction.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Flying spare; joined formation.
TOO (Visual)
Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Two miles north of Cléty, France
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44‑6141 544th SU*F SNEAKIN DEACON
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Melsen, Howard Carl 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Gekakis, Anthony 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Twomey, Jeremiah (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Neeson, Richard S 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Schmitz, Michael Adam 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Barnett, Gene Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret D'Amelio, Vincent Anthony 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Gent, Daniel Barry, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cain, John Bruce 546 Completed, Uninjured
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