SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑16 181 556 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Airfield Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Good visibility in the target area contributed to good bombing of this large Luftaffe facility near Leipzig. Although the lead aircraft of the low group ran into propwash on the bomb run, which caused an upset to the bombsight, overall results for the 42st B wing were good.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-6135 JD*J not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Johnstone, William A 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Olson, Edgar Douglas 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Simpson, Morris 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier DeCelles, Charles B 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Markley, Harland D 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Williams, J C (IO) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Trimble, Frederick C 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner David, Lloyd P 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Nolan, Richard Thomas 545 Completed, Uninjured
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