SORTIE REPORT #10399
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 Completed Mission
Comments: 41C Group, Group Lead. PFF ship.
Tertiary (PFF with Visual Assist)
Target: Vomag Maschinenfabrik
Type: Industry
Location: Plauen, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 44‑8541 546th BK*Y BUCKEYE BELLE Stachon, John Joseph
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Minor, Henry W, Jr GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Boyette, Irving H 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Sharp, Paul Howard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hushbeck, Elgin Lewis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Cebulski, Leo Carl 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Cox, Frank LeRoy, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Barth, Raymond Ernest 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Fields, Arnold Esbond 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Marmozewicz, Joseph J 545 Completed, Uninjured
Observer Uplinger, Ernest J 545 Completed, Uninjured
SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
Photo1945-03-19, Group Lead, PFF Ship, H. Minor, I. Boyette
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