SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑07‑20 162 484 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Airfield Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st C Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Weather in the target area was partly cloudy, and, although the lead aircraft was equipped for radar bombing (PFF), the air commander determined that the primary target would not be attacked. Instead, he led the wing to attack a fighter airfield by visual means. Bombing results were mixed; some low group B-17s dropped their loads early when their group lead jettisoned his load due to flak damage to his #1 engine.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Low Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Secondary (Visual)
Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nordhausen, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-102959 SU*D not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Halasz, John Julius 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Hughes, Robert Davis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Schmitzer, William James 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Ormsby, Roger Stanley 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator McGill, Thomas Francis, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Berg, Clifford George 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Houston, Samuel Vance 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Monteith, Richard Taylor 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Pang, Sun Wah 544 Completed, Uninjured
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