SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑04‑19 314 961 Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Critical Railway Junction: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing B Group on today's mission. Visual bombing conditions enabled accurate aiming, although many of the bombs landed beyond the planned MPI, or 'long'. A traffic conflict caused the high squadron to hold its bombs on the first run and make a second run by itself, tacking on to another formation for the return flight.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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 Poulton, John W 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Troth, Hugh I 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Richardson, Bert A, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Jaskowiak, Theodore J 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Osterloh, Richard J 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Shipley, Glen Lavard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Mandru, John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Mitchell, Bill H 545 Completed, Uninjured
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