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: High Group Lead. This was the first mission of Booska's second tour.
Secondary (Visual)
Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nordhausen, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97960 SO*M not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Booska, Maurice Arthur 547 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Koch, Robert Bruce 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Elias, George (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Loomis, Donald Orlando 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Hendrix, Alfred Franklin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Vicknair, Normand Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret McCoy, Jesse Granville 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Jaworski, Frank (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Cornair, Russell John 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gardiner, John W 547 Completed, Uninjured
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