SORTIE REPORT #5692
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: Lead group.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑37822 544th SU*C THE 'LEAD BANANA'
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Hughes, Robert Davis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Evans, Hugh Legar 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Rasmussen, John Christian 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Gabriel, Joseph Albert 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Klanke, Edward Franklin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Burns, Arlington 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Bellovary, John Joseph, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Russell, Lester Hebron, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Siffert, Charles W 544 Completed, Uninjured
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