SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑01‑07 51 178 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Few Aircraft Join Formation: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) was planned to fly as the high group of the 94th Combat Wing on today's mission. After group assembly, clouds encountered on the climb to the wing rendezvous point separated the squadrons. The high squadron (plus two aircraft from the low squadron, and one from the lead squadron which later aborted) tacked on to several wings in succession, trying to find their assigned wing, finally joining a wing that included groups of the 1st and 94th Combat Wings. From that point on, the mission proceeded as planned, and bombs were dropped on the wing leader.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (PFF)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17F 42-3087 SO*O/A CLEAN CUT
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Kew, William Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Nicklett, Charles Edwin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator O'Hara, Irvan Guy 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Gerber, Leonard (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Miles, Harold Ruoff 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Ross, James William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Baird, Ralph Edwin, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hopkins, James Russell 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Whipple, Charles Thomas 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Grant, Ralph Gilbert 547 Completed, Uninjured
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