SORTIE REPORT #10452
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 Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6476. High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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 43‑38801 544th SU*M RUTH
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Knaur, John S, III 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Gustafson, Charles L 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Woodward, Raymond B 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Lutton, Walter Clarence, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator DeCrappeo, Salvatore Edward 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Paschkowski, Stanley (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Schwartz, George Elmer 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Chamberlain, Leon D 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Matthews, William J, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
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