SORTIE REPORT #5372
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: High Group Hot Camera Ship.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑37703 544th SU*P TREMBLIN GREMLIN (II)
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Hughes, Robert Davis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Evans, Hugh Legar 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Rasmussen, John Christian 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Gabriel, Joseph Albert 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Klanke, Edward Franklin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Burns, Arlington 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Bellovary, John Joseph, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Russell, Lester Hebron, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Siffert, Charles W 544 Completed, Uninjured
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