SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑06‑26 3 68 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Target Hidden, Bombs Held: The 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) flew as the Low Group of the 103rd Combat Bomb Wing (Provisional) on today's mission, led by Col. Budd J. Peaslee. Although a bombing run was attempted from the planned IP, no bombing reference points in the target area were visible. Adhering to official policy - bombing only positively identified targets of military significance in occupied territory is permitted - bombs were not dropped. A B-17 gunship - known as a YB-40 - supplied by the 92nd BG, flew as #3 in the lead squadron.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42-30026 BK*J BATTLEWAGON Flynn, Roland (NMI)
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Algar, Philip Morris 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Wolf, Richard Vance 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Celentano, Frank A 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier McClanahan, James Clifton 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Gerow, Francis (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Laviolette, Roland Bernard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret McKay, Kenneth Mitchel, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Majewski, Casmer Robert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Schimenek, John Francis 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Miller, Loring Corwin 546 Completed, Uninjured
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