SORTIE REPORT #9952
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑03‑04 281 863 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Bombing Through Clouds: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing B Group on today's mission - the fourteenth in as many days (they would get a 3-day break before the next mission). The primary target was to be attacked by visual means or Gee-H (not by PFF): clouds obscured the target so the formation used Gee-H. The equipment failed on the first run, and during the second run, the lead squadron was scattered by another group crossing at right angles. Nevertheless, bombs were away from all three squadrons on the second run, and all returned to base; a few had to land on the way for gas, and one damaged ship landed away and did not return home on the same day.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (Gee-H)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑39164 544th SU*F not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Milligan, George Robert, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Hastings, David Shove 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Crampton, Robert Byron 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Morpeth, Clarence Robinson, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Brooks, William Ralph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Ray, Virgie Newton 544 Completed, Uninjured
RADAR Countermeasures Knagg, John A 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Horvath, Emil Louis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Cline, Ellis Wallace 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Finstad, Berton Robert 544 Completed, Uninjured
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