SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑24 183 568 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Oil Pressure: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st C Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The 8th AF continued to decimate the enemy's fuel supply by attacking this giant chemical complex. The C wing was to follow the A and B wings, but over the North Sea, they caught up and passed both, leading them from the enemy coast, for the rest of the mission. This was apparently due to the wings making different adjustments for cloud layers, and perhaps navigation errors. Although the 384th was prepared for a target obscured by clouds and smoke screen, there was sufficient visibility for visual bombing.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Spare, Returned As Briefed
Comments: Lead group.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97309 JD*C KATHLEEN LADY OF VICTORY
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Robertson, Vernon M 545 Spare, Returned
Co-pilot Backman, Glenn Elmer 545 Spare, Returned
Navigator Grant, Muir W 545 Spare, Returned
Bombardier Neese, John Neff 545 Spare, Returned
Radio Operator Young, Charles David 545 Spare, Returned
Engineer/Top Turret Harris, John F 545 Spare, Returned
Ball Turret Potter, William 545 Spare, Returned
Tail Gunner Hall, John Leslie 545 Spare, Returned
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Boyce, Fred Ellery 545 Spare, Returned
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