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
B-17F 42-3222 JD*P DUECES WILD
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Mattes, Frank George 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Thompson, Arthur J, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Wentworth, Wayne L 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Konefal, Adam (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Fletter, Homer Thomas 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Dudley, John Charles 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Rhodes, James C 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hay, Thomas (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Thompson, John Paul 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Garcia, Edward Jiminez 545 Completed, Uninjured
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