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 Crashed
Comments: 41C Group, Battle damage; crash-landed on Colley Hill near Reigate, south of London; aircraft destroyed, entire crew killed.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-39035 547th SO*F not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Griffin, Robert Stanley 547 KIA
Co-pilot Geller, Herbert Seemore 547 KIA
Navigator Runyon, Royal Arthur 547 KIA
Togglier Jeffrey, Donald W 547 KIA
Radio Operator Phillips, Philip J, Jr 547 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret Marshall, Robert Freeman 547 KIA
Ball Turret Irons, William Rudolph 547 KIA
Tail Gunner Manbeck, Robert Franklin 547 KIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hickey, Thomas James 547 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
ACCIREPAccident Report # 45-03-19-521
ArticleB-17G Tail Number 43-39035 Exhibit
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