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 Secondary (Visual)
Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nordhausen, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-6135 JD*J not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Bagby, Donald Woods 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Martin, Donald Francis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Gay, Harry Franklyn 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Garrison, James Edwin 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Day, Dean Willis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Wilson, Marvin Leo 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Brooker, Kenneth Seymour 33 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hinshaw, Glenn Samuel 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Chernack, Abe (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
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