SORTIE REPORT #5552
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑08 175 530 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Tactical Support Mission: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st C Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. In supporting our ground troops, the bombers were required to precisely identify their assigned targets visually before releasing their deadly loads, to prevent accidentally harming our forces. On this mission, the wing could not identify the target on the first bomb run, so a second run was attempted. The lead and low groups were able to attack the primary target, but the high group was still unable to see it well enough for accurate aiming, so they brought their bombs back.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Lead group. Did not attack target because bomb rack fuse was burned out, which became apparent too late for manual release; returned bombs to base.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑31484 545th JD*F MAIRSY DOATS
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Brodie, James Joseph 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Vevle, Lloyd Oliver 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hawkins, George Marshall, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Barnes, William Douglas, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Taylor, William Edson 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Crumpton, Robert Doyle 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Hetu, Gordon Eugene 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Miller, Wilfred Frank 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Liniger, Harry Allen 545 Completed, Uninjured
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