SORTIE REPORT
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: Low section lead, lead group.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-6135 JD*J not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Kass, Robert Hiler 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Morton, Howard Raymond 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Radakovitz, Herman Andrew 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Gray, William Emery, III 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Brown, James Paul 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Fishbein, Alfred (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Talley, Harold Graham 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Drysdale, Douglas David 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Lemoine, Fritz Paul 545 Completed, Uninjured
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