SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑12‑18 240 754 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Weather Challenges The Plan: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing C Group on today's mission. Clouds to above 29,500 feet, and an inoperative Gee-H ground station, forced the Group to bypass the primary target and attack the PFF secondary. Air traffic conflict forced the Group to do a 360° turn at the IP. A technical failure on the bomb run forced the high group to go around on a second run, which was accomplished successfully. The Group could not reassemble after bombing because of the weather conditions, so all squadrons returned to base separately.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Coblenz, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-98000 SU*J FIGHTIN' HEBE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot DeFrancesco, John Joseph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Simmons, Robert Edwin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Moon, William E 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Lott, Homer L 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Bias, Ira J, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Howell, Evan Lawrence 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Doleshal, Charles J 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hastings, Harmon C 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Williams, John Allen 544 Completed, Uninjured
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