SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑07‑07 153 458 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Me-109 Factory Targeted: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided the high groups for the 41st A and B Combat Bombardment Wings on today's mission. The A group encountered little difficulty completing the mission as briefed, but the story was quite different for the B group. Following assembly, the 41st B CBW leader led the formation through a very heavy cloud layer, causing the formation to deteriorate. Once clear of the clouds, few 384th ships were able to locate any formation. Those who did tacked on to the low B group and bombed the target using PFF. In addition, two of our ships collided in the cloudy conditions, with fatal results.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Aborted
Comments: High group, 41st A wing. Turned back; reasons unknown.
N/A
- 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 Rosborough, James Edward 546 Aborted
Co-pilot Matlack, Vincent DePaul, Jr 546 Aborted
Navigator Saslow, Seymour Gerald 546 Aborted
Togglier Steorts, Hubert, Jr 546 Aborted
Radio Operator Ford, Howard Emerson 546 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Bedsted, Lee Roy 546 Aborted
Ball Turret Gerhold, Melvin Henry 546 Aborted
Tail Gunner Raines, Louis Edward 546 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Brecht, Victor Douglas 546 Aborted
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