SORTIE REPORT #5385
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 Lead. Dropped bombs early.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44‑8011 547th SO*J MISBEHAVIN'
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Dudock, Edward Peter 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Nicholson, Gilbert Orin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Adelman, Efrom Milton 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Black, Robert Curnow 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Kaessner, Howard Lee 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Mettler, Jesse Wayne 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Carr, Edward Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Dippold, Robert John 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Armentrout, Elvin Jahune 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Pratt, John Butler 547 Completed, Uninjured
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