SORTIE REPORT
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 N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-5720 SU*A SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Aufmuth, Lester Herbert 544 Aborted
Co-pilot McMath, James G 544 Aborted
Navigator Downe, Charles Owen 544 Aborted
Bombardier Jensen, James Chris, Jr 544 Aborted
Radio Operator Weatherford, Louie Frank 545 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Price, Robert Kyle 544 Aborted
Ball Turret Wagner, James L 544 Aborted
Tail Gunner Bachmann, Carl Edward 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Smith, Joseph H 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Fisher, Charles Alfred 544 Aborted
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