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)
No Aborted
Comments: Turned back with #3 engine running rough, low oil pressure and smoking; feathered engine.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3216 JD*S THE JOKER
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Edwards, Floyd Clinton 545 Aborted
Co-pilot Gordy, Paul Pate 545 Aborted
Navigator Koenig, Robert Martin 545 Aborted
Bombardier Kelly, Victor Thomas 545 Aborted
Radio Operator Goldman, Robert Phillip 545 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Miller, Walter Amos 545 Aborted
Ball Turret Svirsky, Leon 545 Aborted
Tail Gunner Guzy, Edward Frank 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Meyer, Alfred (NMI) 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Tate, Charles Forest, Jr 545 Aborted
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