SORTIE REPORT #5670
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.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑102620 546th BK*P DE RUMBLE IZER Clayton, Alfred George
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Henderson, William Vincent 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Oosterhof, Franklin Gerald 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Twomey, Jeremiah (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Smith, George Kitchen 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Owens, Buddy Louis 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Rodgers, William Mack 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Tobman, Milton (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Woodruff, Walker Ace 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Austin, Ralph Earl 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Stephens, Herbert A 546 Completed, Uninjured
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