SORTIE REPORT #1050
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑12‑01 39 145 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Primary Target Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew today's mission under very challenging conditions. During initial climb in wing formation, the low squadron was forced to fly through a cloud layer with icing conditions. This caused three aircraft to fall out of position, which were then unable to return to the formation. Also, during most of the mission, flying speeds were excessively high - as much as 175 mph - causing fuel shortages on return.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (PFF)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42‑3259 545th JD*T SNAFU / ALABAMA WHIRLWIND
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Bedsole, Joseph Linyer, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Cosentino, George (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Beinar, Theophilus Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Wismann, William Charles 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Woodall, Arthur James, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Maruszak, Karol Leonard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Hotis, Leo Constantine 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner McMichael, Marion Louis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Mazewski, Michael Henry, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Ward, Clarence Howard 545 Completed, Uninjured
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