SORTIE REPORT #324
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1943‑08‑12 14 81 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Many Enemy Fighters: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 103rd Combat Wing on today's mission. The formation was decimated by aborts and losses. Formation problems prevented attack on primary target. Unidentified military installations were bombed leaving primary target area. Heavy fighter attacks occurred for over an hour after the target.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission TOO (Visual)
Target: Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: [Unidentified], Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17F 42‑30196 546th BK*Y SAD SACK Flynn, James Francis
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Armstrong, James Edwin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Stoner, Robert L 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Carlin, Charles C 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Heald, John (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator House, Walter L 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Grinstein, Sidney C 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Redwing, James Hardy 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hammock, Clifford (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Deibert, William O 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Herrera, Presciliano Silva 546 Completed, Uninjured
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