SORTIE REPORT #10433
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑03‑20 293 898 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg Hammered: A practice mission scheduled for today was scrubbed when a Field Order was received in the morning. The Group flew as the 41st Bombardment Wing A Group on today's mission. The primary (visual only) target was hidden by clouds, so the #2 target was attacked using PFF, with minimal help from visual sightings. The high and low squadrons bombed on their first run, but the lead squadron had to avoid traffic conflicts, and elected to make a second bomb run. As a result, the lead squadron returned to base independently.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Secondary (PFF)
Target: "Petroleumhafen" Refinery & Storage Complex
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97824 544th SU*U not known
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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