SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑07‑21 163 486 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Ludwigshfen Industries Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission, except for the high section of the high group which was made up of three aircraft from the 303rd BG at Molesworth, Station 107. The wing leader decided to bypass the primary target when he found it unsuitable for visual bombing. He opted to attack the PFF secondary, an industrial district that was better-suited to PFF attack.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Wing deputy. Lead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97941.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-107125 JD*G DOASY DOATS
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Keate, Richard Clifford 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot McDaniel, Clifford Franklin, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Rubin, Frederick Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Rosenblum, Martin Philip 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Geriak, John (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Orth, Jay Shaffer 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Aden, Raymond (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Edwards, William Leroy 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Sylvester, Carlton John 545 Completed, Uninjured
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