SORTIE REPORT #5002
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, High Squadron Deputy.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑38013 547th SO*C NEVADA AVENGER
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Dudock, Edward Peter 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Nicholson, Gilbert Orin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Monaco, Armand Michael 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Armentrout, Elvin Jahune 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Kaessner, Howard Lee 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Mettler, Jesse Wayne 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Carr, Edward Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Dippold, Robert John 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Thompson, Bruce Roy 547 Completed, Uninjured
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