SORTIE REPORT #10247
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑03‑15 289 889 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Army GHQ Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Bomb Wing C Group on today's mission. Weather in the target area was open for visual bombing, but due to poor visibility and smoke from the bombs of preceding groups, the lead and low squadrons could not pick up the target on the first run. The high squadron was able to aim and release on the first run, so while the lead and low squadrons went around for a second run, the high squadron rejoined the bomber stream and returned to base. The lead and low squadrons completed a successful attack on their second bomb run.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Lead Squadron.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑102459 544th SU*O LITTLE KENNY
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Nicolai, Edwin G, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Ross, Robert B 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Parker, Gilbert R 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Durborow, Clarence James 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Spearman, Eugene (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Clemis, Joseph Bernard 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Bongiorno, Peter R 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Peeler, William R 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Whitworth, Charles Edward 544 Completed, Uninjured
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