SORTIE REPORT #10267
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: Group lead. PFF and Gee-H ship.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 44‑8649 546th BK*X TRAIL BLAZER Priesnitz, Frank Joseph, Jr
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Bean, Arthur E, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot McKay, William Monroe, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Dolson, Henry James 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Blencowe, Frederick Arthur 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Burkhart, Charles J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Zinser, Frank Valentine, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Vickroy, Ralph L 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Roupe, Harry Leroy 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Stern, Vernon M 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Simpson, Billy J 546 Completed, Uninjured
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