SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑09‑17 195A 637 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Tactical Support Mission: The first mission today saw three squadrons - designated A, B, and C - of 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) B-17s attack tactical targets near Eindhoven. Clear weather at the target aided bombardiers' sighting, with good bombing results, although B squadron released early. C squadron had to make a second bomb run because bombardier had the rack selector switch OFF on the first run, so bombs did not release.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-37917 JD*B PAULINE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Gross, Kenneth Eugene 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Storey, Wallace Arnold 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Nelson, Kenneth J 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Hassard, Robert Clock 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hepner, Dean R 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Brickner, Wilbert George 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Tod, Kniland E 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Carson, Allen G 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Stone, Edward B 545 Completed, Uninjured
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