SORTIE REPORT #523
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑09‑06 21 91 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Target Of Opportunity Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group had 21 aircraft airborne as scheduled. From the IP until leaving the target area, there was a complete undercast except for small sparse patches of farmland. This group followed the lead group over the target area twice without dropping the bombs. Bombs were finally dropped on a small town in Germany. Fuel ran short for many aircraft, many landing away at US and RAF airfields.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Landed at Grafton Underwood.
TOO (Visual)
Target: Unidentified Farm Community
Type: Non-Military
Location: Unnamed, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42‑3459 546th BK*F JOLLY ROGER Jacobs, Gilbert Oren
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Higdon, Philip Earl 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Boyce, Ernest Marshall, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Begab, Meyer (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Johnston, Lawrence Edwin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Bollinger, Ardell Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Jett, James Loveless 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Kalas, Joseph Markus 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Humphrey, Edward James 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Parks, Howard David 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kelly, Leonard Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
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