SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑11‑16 36 131 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Several Bomb Runs: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st Combat Wing and 1st Bomb Division on today's mission. From the Division Leader's Narrative: 'We dropped down to 14,000 feet to bomb and did not drop any lower because the low Group would be in the clouds. We could not find the target. None of the other Groups seemed to be able to find it either, so we went back out to the coastline to orient ourselves. We came back in, and thought we were on the target, but we were not sure, so we did not drop our bombs. We made three more bomb runs on the target trying to release our bombs, but they would not release, so on the last run we had our Deputy drop his bombs on signal from the lead plane, and the others dropped on him.'
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-31073 SO*D BILLIE-DEL
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Martin, Rudolph Alfred 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Lovvorn, Hollie Ray 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Kazmerski, John Thomas 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Fleenor, Charles Thurman 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Schwarz, James Cornelius 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Wilson, Gerald Eugene 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Miller, Walter L 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Taylor, Homer William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Leach, Kenneth (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Fernandez, Severino Jean 547 Completed, Uninjured
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