SORTIE REPORT
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: 41B Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-37788 SO*N HELL'S MESSENGER
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Bodker, James Mervil 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Brandon, George Gray 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Steindam, Albert Ludwig, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Telford, Carlisle Owen 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hostetler, Max Miller 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Gullekson, Cyrus Clifton 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Chandler, Henry Weakley 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Robinson, Warren Ray 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Evans, Joda Dennis, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
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