SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑03‑19 292 896, Task Force 2 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
#3 Target Attacked: The bomber stream for this mission was composed of bomb groups (rather than wings of three groups). Three squadrons of the 384th Bombardment Group (H) formed the entire 41st C Combat Bombardment Group (41C Group) and one squadron flew as the Low Squadron of the 41st D Composite Group (41D Squadron) on today's mission. The primary target was briefed as visual only and was cloud-covered. The secondary (also visual only) was not visible, so the #3 target was attacked using PFF aiming.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Returned Early
Comments: 41D Squadron. Returned early due to #4 engine failure; jettisoned bombs over Germany. Crashed into tree on return and aircraft was salvaged; however, there were no injuries among the crew.
Tertiary (PFF with Visual Assist)
Target: Vomag Maschinenfabrik
Type: Industry
Location: Plauen, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-6590 SU*J not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Pierce, Oscar W 544 Aborted
Co-pilot Espey, Albert N 544 Aborted
Navigator Claflin, Richard E 544 Aborted
Togglier Rozkuski, William Bernard 544 Aborted
Radio Operator Palmer, Eldo L 544 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Taylor, Charles E 544 Aborted
RADAR Countermeasures Pacocha, Edward J 544 Aborted
Ball Turret Read, Alfred J 544 Aborted
Tail Gunner Polowy, Thaddeus 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Neubauer, Robert Paul 544 Aborted
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
ACCIREPAccident Report # 45-03-19-522
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