SORTIE REPORT #5745
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑13 179 548 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Enemy Transportation Routes: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. These attacks were aimed at disrupting the road network behind the enemy lines, hindering his mobility and re-supply capability. Results were generally good, although the lead (2 runs) and high groups attacked secondary targets in the same area as their assigned primary targets, about three miles SE of Beaumont-le-Roger.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High group.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑39888 544th SU*B HOTNUTS
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Hepler, Wilbur David, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Powell, Joseph Donald 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Mason, James Robert 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Reed, Ira Ottinger, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Way, James Leon 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hord, Jack O'Mahor 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Smith, Herman Eugene 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Andrews, James Lee 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Daniel, Paul Fitzgerald 544 Completed, Uninjured
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