SORTIE REPORT #879
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑11‑03 34 119 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Pathfinder Leads Attack: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as high group of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (CBW), which was the fourth (and last) wing on this mission, and contributed the High Squadron of the High Group of the Composite Wing (second wing) on today's mission. The target was completely obscured by a solid cloud cover. Bombs were dropped when the wing lead, a 'Pathfinder' aircraft, dropped theirs. This was the first 'Bombing Through Overcast' (BTO) operational mission led by radar-equipped B-17s of the 482nd Bombardment Group.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Squadron of composite group.
Primary (PFF)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42‑3441 547th SO*E PATCHES II / SPOTTED COW
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Goulder, Edmund Samuel 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Boyce, Ernest Marshall, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Harris, Arthur Claude 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Lacroix, James Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Sears, William Francis 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Thomasson, Edward Arthmur 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Mariani, Waldo Francis 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Seager, Francis Marvin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Vodilko, Michael Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Barto, Louis Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
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