SORTIE REPORT #11121
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
Underground Oil Storage Attacked: 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
Comments: Lead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8541. Group lead. PFF 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 Scrubbed
Pilot Boyette, Irving H 545 Scrubbed
Navigator Sharp, Paul Howard 545 Scrubbed
Navigator Hushbeck, Elgin Lewis 545 Scrubbed
Navigator Gilbert, William T 545 Scrubbed
Bombardier Cox, Frank LeRoy, Jr 546 Scrubbed
Radio Operator Hart, Kenneth Cecil 545 Scrubbed
Engineer/Top Turret Fields, Arnold Esbond 545 Scrubbed
Tail Gunner Uplinger, Ernest J 545 Scrubbed
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