SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑08‑27 18 87 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
No Attack: Mechanical Failure: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 103rd Combat Wing on today's mission. During the bomb run, the linkage between the bombsight and the Automatic Flight Control Equipment (AFCE) failed. It was too late to either transition to manual control or to transfer the lead to the group deputy (whose bombardier was never able to see the target). A second run was considered, but not undertaken due to the risk inherent in making the run without support of other groups in the wing. Consequently, as required by bombing SOP over occupied territory, the bombs were held, except for the Aufmuth Crew, who accidentally dropped two bombs.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Group lead.
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42-30033 BK*G LITTLE AMERICA Foster, Ewing H
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Nuttall, Alfred Charles 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Ogilvie, Donald Potter 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Barkley, John William, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Wilson, William Hollis 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Murray, James Raymond 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hood, Emmett Alexander 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret McKeon, James William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Kilmer, Robert Bruce, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Sylvia, Francis Robert 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Martin, William Enoch 547 Completed, Uninjured
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