SORTIE REPORT #10438
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
Comments: Lead Squadron.
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 44‑8408 545th JD*C not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Burroughs, Edwin C 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Stoecker, John George, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Smoot, Gene W 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Vienna, Howard Bartel, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Misch, Henry Conrad 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hall, William Richard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Spot Jammer Rallis, Milton (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Sandbek, Phillip Elmore 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hanrahan, John E 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner McMorrow, Edward James 545 Completed, Uninjured
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