SORTIE REPORT #5933
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑25 184 570 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Luftwaffe Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided lead and low groups of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission, the high group being supplied by the 303rd BG from Molesworth, Station 107. Visibility was good in the target area, and visual bombing results were excellent. Our lead bombardier, 1st Lt. Robert P. Mechling, finding his assigned aim point obliterated, wisely shifted his sights to the next untouched group of facilities and destroyed them.
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 42‑37822 544th SU*C THE 'LEAD BANANA'
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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