SORTIE REPORT #550
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑09‑09 23 94 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Enemy Airfield Devastated: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) contributed 16 aircraft to today's mission, an attack on important airfields located about 60 miles southeast of Calais, France. After making a 360° turn near the Initial Point to clear another group, a visual bomb run was accomplished on the secondary target, with good results.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron Deputy.
Secondary (Visual)
Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vitry-en-Artois, France
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42‑30005 546th BK*A SALVAGE QUEEN Schuyler, Charles R
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Harry, William Russell 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Rice, Ivan Luther 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Black, David Hall 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Mannka, Charles Pershing 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Simpson, Edward Francis 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Wheeler, Thomas Brooks 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret McKenna, John Conat 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Parent, Leroy (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Markus, Julius Martin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Iverson, Bennie Franklin 546 Completed, Uninjured
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