SORTIE REPORT #665
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑09‑27 26 104 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Bad Weather Over Emden: Nineteen aircraft of the 384th Bombardment Group (H) took off for today's mission to attack the port facilities in Emden, Germany. Clouds obscured the primary target forcing the wing leaders to seek a target of opportunity. The city of Aurich, Germany, northeast of Emden, had the bad luck to be in the clear, and so received the brunt of the attack.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Landed away at Snetterton Heath Airfield, AAF Station 138, due to low fuel.
TOO (Visual)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Aurich, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42‑29554 545th JD*Y BILLIE
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Yelvington, Melton Albert 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Boyce, Ernest Marshall, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Broat, Arthur E 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Cecil, Boyd Allen 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Sigler, Edwin Robert 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Smith, Bob (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Paige, Robert Eugene 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Albertson, Harry Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Davis, Edward Douglas 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Capps, Milburn Perry 545 Completed, Uninjured
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