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: Wing lead.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-107125 JD*G DOASY DOATS
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Thacker, Robert Eli GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Bennett, Dewayne (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Kane, William Francis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Nelson, Dale Dunlap 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Palazzo, Anthony (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Geriak, John (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Holland, James Alvin 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Brooker, Kenneth Seymour 33 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner McDonald, Thomas Harry 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gale, Verlin Clinton 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Trumbo, James Donovan 545 Completed, Uninjured
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