SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑12 178 545 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Luftwaffe Attacked Near Paris: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st C Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The mission proceeded generally as briefed, up until bomb release - then the bomb release on the high group lead aircraft failed to operate. The high group leader asked wing for permission to make a second run, which was granted, but the target was so obscured by prior bombing that they were unable to aim accurately. The high group then proceeded to the briefed secondary, an airfield between Étampes and Mondesir and completed a successful attack there.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Low group. Landed with #3 feathered.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-102500 BK*L not known Flynn, Roland (NMI)
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Plowman, Noel Elwin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Ferguson, Lawrence Winston 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Stutman, William Nathaniel 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Hart, Carl Johnston 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Maxa, Gordon Raymond 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Cameron, Robert Allen 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Oliva, Armando (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Grams, Melvin Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Anderson, Frank Julius 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Jacobs, Dallas Athel 546 Completed, Uninjured
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