SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑09‑10 191 619 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
384th Leads Wing: The 384th Bomb Group (H), flying as the lead group of the 41st A CBW, attacked two targets near Stuttgart. The lead and high squadrons attacked the primary target visually, after four and two bomb runs, respectively. The low squadron lost contact with the group leader and, after finding the primary target obscured by clouds, went on to bomb a target of opportunity, railroad marshalling yards between Stuttgart and Bad Cannstatt, Germany.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑97521; see 42‑97521 for details. Returned with wounded aboard. Radio Operator Mulvey was wounded in his left upper arm by flak: he was hospitalized, but returned to combat duty four days later.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97941 JD*D MARION
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Chadwick, James Woodrow 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Grantham, Edgar Harry 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator White, Leslie Comer 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Verbryke, Robert Merrill 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Mulvey, Lawrence V 545 Wounded
Engineer/Top Turret Brown, Virgil Darrah 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Schoonover, Henry Kermit 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Klumpp, Kenneth Bernard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Merfeld, Louis Leonard 545 Completed, Uninjured
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