SORTIE REPORT #5695
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 group.
Secondary (Visual)
Target: Étampes-Mondesir Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Étampes-Mondesir, France
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑37917 545th JD*B PAULINE
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Peters, Lloyd Arman 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Rose, Gerald Dale 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Simpson, Hubert Daniel 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Phillips, Carlton Vernon 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Covell, Charles Francis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hornack, William Paul 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Ketchledge, Edward (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Bridget, John Harold 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hatfield, Lowell Charles 545 Completed, Uninjured
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