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 #4 (PFF)
Target: Railroad Workshops
Type: Transportation
Location: Meiningen, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-38974 SU*H not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Van Pelt, Charles A 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Johnson, Howard K 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Murphy, Edward J 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Slack, Raymond Carl 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Guentzel, Otto William 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Secrest, Marvin Victor 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Spradlin, Clifford Wright 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Den Herder, Edward 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Harrison, James 544 Completed, Uninjured
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