SORTIE REPORT #6362
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑09‑17 195 637 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Tactical Support Mission: The 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was tasked to provide six squadrons, A thru F, for today's mission against tactical targets in The Netherlands in support of ground troops. These squadrons formed two groups which flew to their target areas. The first group (A, B, and C squadrons) attacked a single assigned target at Eindhoven, the C squadron having to make a second bomb run because the bombardier had the bomb rack selector switch OFF on the first run, so bombs did not release. The other group was assigned targets near 's Hertogenbosch. The D Squadron attacked its assigned target and the E Squadron attacked its own assigned target. The F Squadron did not attack because the Bombardier was unable to pick up the target on the first run: a second bomb run was considered but not attempted because they would not have been able to comply with the bombing deadline of 1130 hrs. All squadrons returned to base independently.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: B Squadron.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑31484 545th JD*F MAIRSY DOATS
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Carlson, Walter Elmer 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Baker, Dale Richard 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Gary, Joseph Shirley 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Curtin, Paul Robert 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Nieters, George Henry, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Owen, Lorenzo Holland 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Fox, Fred Calvin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Northrup, Robert Louis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Luciano, Fred Joseph 544 Completed, Uninjured
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