SORTIE REPORT #5677
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: High section lead, lead group.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44‑6149 547th SO*U HOT AFTER IT
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Neville, Harry Walter 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot McNamara, John Gordon 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Zabel, Wendell William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Harper, Jack Rollin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Lay, Obert Merle 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret DeLauri, Angelo 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Kania, Stanley Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Olson, Robert Woodrow 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Snyder, Clifford Leroy 547 Completed, Uninjured
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