SORTIE REPORT #5841
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 Completed Mission
Comments: Low Squadron lead, lead group.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44‑6141 544th SU*F SNEAKIN DEACON
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Murchan, Lawrence Aloysius 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Fisher, Robert Jeremy 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Mayo, Roy Oscar, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Snyder, Henry Franklin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Wolters, Herman John 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Grindell, Robert Dennis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Witherspoon, Elmer Stanley 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Pollack, Alexander (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Smith, Leland Royce, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
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