SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑07‑29 167 503 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Merseburg Slammed Again: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) put up four group formations for today's mission. Three formed the entire 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing, and the remaining one made up the bulk of the high composite group in the 41st D wing. The weather in Merseburg was clear enough for visual aiming, so the primary target was heavily damaged.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Aborted
Comments: Turned back 20 miles on course from Luton; unable to locate formation.
N/A
- 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 McDaniel, Clifford Franklin, Jr 545 Aborted
Co-pilot Rex, Kenneth M 545 Aborted
Navigator Sturgess, James Alfred 545 Aborted
Bombardier Adorni, Roy Francis 545 Aborted
Radio Operator Cassidy, Joseph Patrick 545 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Taylor, Raymond Leondis 545 Aborted
Ball Turret Carr, Donald Ralph 545 Aborted
Tail Gunner Becerra, Richard Joe, Jr 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Stoner, Harper S 545 Aborted
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