SORTIE REPORT #4971
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑07‑18 160 481 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
V-Weapons Development Targeted: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high groups of the 41st A and B Combat Bombardment Wings (41A Group and 41B Group) on today's mission. The 41A Group bombed their assigned target visually, although the wing commander had ordered a PFF attack. Our lead bombardier, Tony Palazzo, worked with the navigator to ensure they knew their position at all times on the bomb run. This teamwork resulted in a precise attack on the assigned aim point. The 41B Group bombed their assigned target visually, although they had to make a second run due to sighting problems on the first run. Slight difficulties resulted in the bomb pattern being rather large, and slightly beyond the target.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41A Group.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑102566 545th JD*M NINA
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Minor, Henry W, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Mayner, John Robert, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Uriwal, Alfons Francis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Gray, William Emery, III 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Barth, Raymond Ernest 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Darby, Phillip Storey 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Marmozewicz, Joseph J 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Carter, James Kane 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Guider, Robert Harwood 545 Completed, Uninjured
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