SORTIE REPORT #5358
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑01 169 508 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Tactical Support Mission: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing, the third of 11 wings of Air Task Force #3 on today's mission. The target was an important link in the enemy supply line into the invasion area. The weather cooperated with sufficient visibility to bomb visually, although an air traffic conflict forced the high group to pull out and make a 360° turn before starting their bomb run.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Lead Group, High Squadron Deputy. Dropped bombs early.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44‑6105 547th SO*P SLEEPY LAGOON
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Skehan, Joseph Lynne 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Heubner, Emil J 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hannaford, Gordon Coyle 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Cameron, William Roy, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Dufur, William Sargent 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Klien, William Martin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Adameit, Robert Carl 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Knight, Amon Lamar 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Mess, Richard Carl 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Stanek, Robert Brice 547 Completed, Uninjured
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