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
Comments: According to the loading list for this crew, Brittain replaced George W. Jumper at the Radio Operator position. However, other annotations add ambiguity as to whether Brittain or Freeman performed the RO role vs. the Ball Turret.
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-30139 JD*O SNUFFY
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Roberts, James Richard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Manning, Raymond Walter 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Henley, R O (IO), Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Dillon, Warren Blodgett 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Brittain, Arthur Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Overbaugh, Paul Lon 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Freeman, Willard Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Quaranta, Robert John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Avey, Howard Francis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Williams, Joseph P IO 545 Completed, Uninjured
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