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 Completed Mission
Comments: High group.
Secondary (Visual)
Target: Eindhoven Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-38014 BK*G LITTLE AMERICA II Foster, Ewing H
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Hanlon, Ernest Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Vallere, Harold Thomas 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Richert, Clarendon George 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Simons, Maurice Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator McCarthy, Eugene (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Blasingame, Willis Anderson, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Titell, Jacques (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Wiethop, Richard George 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Brennan, James Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hosmer, Richard Clyde 546 Completed, Uninjured
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