SORTIE REPORT #5572
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: High section deputy, lead group.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97282 544th SU*H REBEL
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Patella, Joseph David 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Perchik, Simon (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Simons, Harry (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Marshall, Charles 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hudson, Harold Edgar 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Stensby, Erling John 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret French, Lorin Leroy 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hammer, Loyd Lee 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Dvorak, Frank J 544 Completed, Uninjured
Sortie Report 5572 provided by 384thBombGroup.com
SortieEngine.php Rev. 3.3.2, 22 June 2022
Report generated: 27 September 2022, 9:49 AM (PDT)
SortieReport.php Rev. 3.3, 29 December 2020