SORTIE REPORT #5696
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 lead.
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 42‑97941 545th JD*D MARION
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Stone, Arthur Martin, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Hines, James Wesley 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Uriwal, Alfons Francis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hicks, Clyde Jerome, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Marks, Sanford (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Jelmberg, George Olof 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Holland, James Alvin 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Brooker, Kenneth Seymour 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Gogarty, Thomas Patrick 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Trumbo, James Donovan 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gale, Verlin Clinton 545 Completed, Uninjured
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