SORTIE REPORT #5679
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 Squadron deputy, low group.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑107058 546th BK*C WHITE ANGEL Jacobs, Gilbert O
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot LeDonne, Edward George 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Brookshire, James D 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Brown, Sherwood Gilbert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Grady, George James 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Bickford, Robert George 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret O'Hare, Richard Walter 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Williams, Herbert Howard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Sievert, Clifford Leon 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Early, James Walker 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Sunshine, Morris Hyman 546 Completed, Uninjured
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