SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑12‑22 45 161 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Unknown Location Bombed: Due to the lead (PFF) aircraft having aborted, the deputy lead (without PFF) attempted to release bombs based on formation ahead of them. Location of the target attacked is approximate, based on dead-reckoning navigation over 10/10 cloud cover.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Unknown (Dead-Reckoning)
Location: About 10 miles NW of Osnabrück (52°23'N,7°40'E), Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-29717 544th SU*M MR. FIVE BY FIVE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Morrison, Donald Sylvester 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot DeMille, Robert Eversley 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Belk, Robert Kirk 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Davis, David Harold 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Striesfeld, Nathan (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Ackerman, Wendell Durward 544 Seriously Wounded
Ball Turret Engwer, Donald Leroy 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Compton, Robert Lewis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Fisher, James J 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Burger, Joseph Earnest 544 Completed, Uninjured
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