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 deputy and hot camera ship.
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 43-39197 BK*K BABY JUDY / SCHOOL MARM Kahn, Arthur W
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Ostnes, Leif Robert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Leighton, Gerald E 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Purchase, George A 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Robinson, John V 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Newman, Leslie Dallas 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Riordan, Victor J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Beck, Harrison G 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Burns, Harry W 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hamblin, Robert G 546 Completed, Uninjured
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