SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑18 182 561 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Tactical Support: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Although the visibility in the target area was reasonably good - the lead and low groups bombed on the first run - the high group bombardier was unable to sight the target until too late to bomb. A second run was unsuccessful because the target was obscured by smoke from prior bombing. The high group then proceeded to attack the briefed secondary target with good results.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Returned Early
Comments: Low group hot camera ship. Salvoed bombs in an open field in Belgium.
No Target Attacked
- 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 Brown, Bert Oliver, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Bayne, William Davis 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Scherer, Raymond Julius 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Furiga, Frank Dominic 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Ondrusek, Marvin John 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Regan, Richard George 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Jones, William Jesse 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Palmer, Raymond George 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Chalkus, Joseph William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Franklin, Walter Dewitt 547 Completed, Uninjured
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