SORTIE REPORT #5693
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: Wing deputy and hot camera ship.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑37822 544th SU*N not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Durdin, Larkin Clayton 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Proctor, John Richard 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Mathers, John Bowers 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Fitzgerald, James Edward 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Ellis, Clayton John 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Randall, Frank Abbott 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Morris, Edward Paul 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hammond, Ralph Clark, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Thulin, Theodore Clemence 544 Completed, Uninjured
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