SORTIE REPORT #11340
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 Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑38839 545th JD*H not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Blagg, John Anthony 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Jones, Charles K 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator McVicker, Robert Francis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Campbell, Roy Howard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Shaffer, John Burkey 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Sweny, Burdette H 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Merritt, William Thomas, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Lind, Eldon Warren 545 Completed, Uninjured
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