SORTIE REPORT #10865
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑04‑04 303 926 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Some Bombs On Target: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Bomb Wing C Group on today's mission. Ordered to bomb targets by visual means only, the crews had mixed results. The low squadron dropped on the first run, and returned to base with another group. The lead and high squadrons made two runs, with the lead squadron dropping on the second run. However, the high group was cut off by another squadron and could not bomb. Although they spotted several airfields in the clear on the way back to base, none were found within the permitted attack zone, so all bombs were returned to base.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 44‑8649 546th BK*X TRAIL BLAZER Priesnitz, Frank Joseph, Jr
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Hutchinson, Thomas Dale GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Boyette, Irving H 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Sharp, Paul Howard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hushbeck, Elgin Lewis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hollenbeck, Leonard Avenel 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Cox, Frank LeRoy, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Lucas, William (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Cazer, Vinton Gordon 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner MacDonald, Ranald H, III 545 Completed, Uninjured
Observer Crosby, William R 544 Completed, Uninjured
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