SORTIE REPORT
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 Primary (PFF)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 41-24575 SU*J SUNRISE SERENADER
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Jorgenson, Henry (NMI), Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Lucas, Hoyt Coltman 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Sparrow, Harry I 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Pitelka, Francis Jerome 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Buller, Elwood Ellis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Grant, George Vaughn, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Gorham, Donald Frederick 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hall, Lawrence Marion 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Jordan, Edward Allan 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Loughlin, Edmund Henry 544 Completed, Uninjured
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