SORTIE REPORT #874
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
Comments: Group deputy.
Primary (PFF)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42‑30033 546th BK*G LITTLE AMERICA Foster, Ewing H
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Kelly, James Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Reed, Merlin Howard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Blount, Wilbourne Earl 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Ryberg, John Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Beaupre, Jerome Bernard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Nealis, Leonard Martin Eugene 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Lane, Dennis Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Yaskow, Peter Thomas 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Mizgorski, Aloysius William 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Killin, Roland Leroy 546 Completed, Uninjured
Observer Talbot, John Mayo GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
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