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: Low Squadron. Landed away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, on return due to low fuel. Crew and aircraft remained there overnight.
TOO (Visual)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Würzburg, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 43-38994 BK*Q DEVASTATING LADY Kraus, Alvin C
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Smith, Eliot H 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Seipold, Charles Frederick, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Henly, Harry Richard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Witt, Charles Dean 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hodge, Robert Merrill 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Birkholz, John Melvin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Spot Jammer Wall, James A 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Moody, Nolan E 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Stanick, Paul J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Thorne, Richard W 546 Completed, Uninjured
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