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 Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Flying Spare Aircraft. Joined formation.
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42-30046 BK*H MERRIE HELL Kishel, Stanley John
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Wilson, Clayton R 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Brown, Dewey Carlyle, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Bloesch, Fred Ernest, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Stevens, Herman Daniel 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Desrochers, John Mowbray 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Long, Vern Porter 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret May, Herbert Ethred 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hook, Jack Franklin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kendall, George Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Klein, Ellis H 546 Completed, Uninjured
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