SORTIE REPORT #5865
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: Lead group.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑98000 544th SU*J FIGHTIN' HEBE
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Reed, William Marcus 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Springsted, Donald George 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Jacobs, Edward Gregory 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Latz, David John 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Meyer, Melvin Joseph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Murphy, William C 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Stephenson, Hilton Hubert 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Macuch, Albert Richard 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Weiss, Joseph Richard 544 Completed, Uninjured
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