SORTIE REPORT #5278
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑07‑29 167 503 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Merseburg Slammed Again: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) put up four group formations for today's mission. Three formed the entire 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing, and the remaining one made up the bulk of the high composite group in the 41st D wing. The weather in Merseburg was clear enough for visual aiming, so the primary target was heavily damaged.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97150 547th SO*F SILVER QUEEN
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Hannaford, Vernon Lloyal 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Warren, Kenneth Charles 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Goodin, Maurice Claud 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Radde, Gerhardt Carl 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Krieger, Louis (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Doughty, Walter Warren 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Jones, Terry Lee 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Menchaca, Jose R 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Caster, George Edward 547 Completed, Uninjured
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