SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑12 178 545 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Luftwaffe Attacked Near Paris: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st C Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The mission proceeded generally as briefed, up until bomb release - then the bomb release on the high group lead aircraft failed to operate. The high group leader asked wing for permission to make a second run, which was granted, but the target was so obscured by prior bombing that they were unable to aim accurately. The high group then proceeded to the briefed secondary, an airfield between Étampes and Mondesir and completed a successful attack there.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Lead group flying spare; joined formation.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-38013 547th SO*C NEVADA AVENGER
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Buslee, John Oliver 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Albrecht, David Franklin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Rybarczyk, Chester Anthony 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Davis, James Buford 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Peluso, Sebastiano Joseph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Bryant, Lenard Leroy 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Foster, Erwin Vernon 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Lucynski, Eugene Daniel 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Farrar, George Edwin 544 Completed, Uninjured
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