SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑12‑24 243 760, Task Forces 1 & 2 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Various Targets Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew two formations for today's mission. The first formation formed the lead and low squadrons of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing C Group (41C Group) as part of 8th Air Force Mission 760 Task Force 2, while the second formation, comprised of aircraft that had landed at Horham Airfield, Station 118, the previous day, flew in squadron strength with the 13th Combat Bombardment Wing F Group (13F Squadron) as part of 8th Air Force Mission 760 Task Force 1. Other 384th aircraft participated with other units as indicated in Sortie comments.
The 41C Group attacked their primary target, an airfield at Kirch Göns, Germany, and most returned to Grafton Underwood, except as noted. The 13F Squadron was unable to pick up their primary target in the bombsight so they attacked their secondary target, railroad marshaling yards at Kaiserslautern, Germany, by visual means: all 13F Squadron aircraft were diverted to Sudbury Airfield, Station 174, on their return due to inclement weather.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Took off from Ridgewell Airfield, AAF Station 167 (was unable to return to GU after prior day's mission due to weather), to lead a Squadron of the 381st BG to attack Steinbach Airfield in Germany.
Other (Unknown)
Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Steinbach, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97592 SO*Y not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Minor, Henry W, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Kinnaird, William Robert 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Kampel, Edward Joseph 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Rovero, Aldo John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Burcham, Eugene Emmons 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Palecek, George Frank 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Bauer, Henry (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Euting, Carl Richard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Brown, Robert Frank 545 Completed, Uninjured
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