SORTIE REPORT #551
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: Group 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 42‑30033 546th BK*G LITTLE AMERICA Foster, Ewing H
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Kelly, James Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Taylor, Sidney Paul 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Blount, Wilbourne Earl 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Ryberg, John Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Beaupre, Jerome Bernard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Nealis, Leonard Martin Eugene 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Lane, Dennis Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Yaskow, Peter Thomas 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Mizgorski, Aloysius William 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Killin, Roland Leroy 546 Completed, Uninjured
Observer Stroud, Henry Herbert 546 Completed, Uninjured
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