SORTIE REPORT #5826
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 SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑38062 544th SU*A PLEASURE BENT
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, Jr 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 Watson, Paul Leland 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Andrews, James Lee 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Daniel, Paul Fitzgerald 544 Completed, Uninjured
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