SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑04‑11 309 941 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing 'B' Group on today's mission. It was a long haul to the target near Munich, but the bombers were met with clear skies, and bombing results were good. The lead and low squadrons bombed on the first run, but the bomb bay door motors in the lead aircraft of the high squadron failed, and the doors could not be hand-cranked open in time to drop, so the high squadron returned to the I.P. and completed a successful visual bomb run. Because of that, the high squadron had to tack on to another formation on the return to home base.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97309 JD*C KATHLEEN LADY OF VICTORY
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Enns, Harkless G 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Hoffman, Dennis M 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Twiford, Ralph, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Preble, James Jarvis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator DePeri, Charles Francis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Baysinger, Ellwill Orrin 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Farrell, Richard Cornwall 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Adams, Jack C 545 Completed, Uninjured
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