SORTIE REPORT
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: Group deputy. Landed away at Hornchurch, Essex, due to low fuel.
TOO (Visual)
Target: Unidentified Farm Community
Type: Non-Military
Location: Unnamed, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-5852 SO*T THE NATURAL
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Butler, Johnny Addison 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Wollenweber, Herman, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Knowling, Edward Johnson 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Baggs, Joseph W 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Davis, Preston Allen 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Turlington, Howard Joe 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret May, Herbert E 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Barnes, Clarence Basil 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Rogers, Marion Coleman 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Martin, Burnia 547 Completed, Uninjured
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