SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑03‑26 298 915 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Weather, Equipment, Turbulence: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Bomb Wing B Group on today's mission. On initial approach to the target area, the division leader decided to attack the #2 target. After making two unsuccessful PFF runs on that target - foiled by equipment difficulties and prop-wash - the 384th decided to head directly for the #4 target, which the lead and high squadrons attacked. The low squadron again ran into prop-wash, which prevented accurate bombing, so they proceeded to attack a target of opportunity (TOO) at Würzburg, Germany by visual means.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Landed away at B-24 on continent (Bazenville, France) on return due to low fuel. Crew and aircraft remained there overnight.
#4 (PFF)
Target: Railroad Workshops
Type: Transportation
Location: Meiningen, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-37717 JD*S PRO KID
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot MacDonald, Ranald H, III 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Clower, Jack E 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Gilbert, William T 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Staub, Richard W 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Haines, Robert G 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Clark, Coral Clifton 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Chaknis, John E 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner LaRue, James R 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Humphrey, Loren K 545 Completed, Uninjured
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