SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑04‑06 305 930 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Leipzig Railyard Bombed: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing A Group. Due to 10/10ths cloud cover over the primary (visual) target aim point, bombs were released at the secondary (PFF) aim point.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Crashed
Comments: Crashed near Broughton after takeoff; crew killed.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-6923 JD*J not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot MacKellar, Donald Allen 545 KIA
Co-pilot McLaughlin, Orland Frank 545 KIA
Navigator Cebulski, Leo Carl 545 KIA
Togglier Samuels, Robert Howard 545 KIA
Radio Operator Fruit, David Leo 545 KIA
Engineer/Top Turret Connell, Harvey Clarence 545 KIA
Ball Turret Courtney, Raymond Frederick 545 KIA
Tail Gunner Bronzetti, Warren John 544 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
ACCIREPAccident Report # 45-04-06-523
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