SORTIE REPORT #5521
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑07 174 527 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Target Near Le Bourget: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The target combined two strategic objectives in one: the Luftwaffe and their fuel supply. Unfortunately, none of the bombs came near the target, with the lead and low groups dropping their bombs several miles to the east of it, and the high group attacking facilities at Chateaudun Airfield after being unable to sight the primary target.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Low Squadron deputy, high group.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑102620 546th BK*P DE RUMBLE IZER Clayton, Alfred George
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Tracy, Edward Hanks 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Hancock, Harry Carleton 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Sheppard, Ralph Bartlett 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Vlaun, Richard Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hopkins, Robert Lee 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Veal, Connally Hammond 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Powell, Frederick H 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Balacek, Richard William 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Surowiec, Joseph (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Johnson, Donald E 546 Completed, Uninjured
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