SORTIE REPORT #5945
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑26 185 576 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
More Oil Pressure: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Weather at the target was not ideal, but the lead and low groups were able to drop accurately. The high group was not able to bomb the primary, so continued on to locate targets of opportunity. However, weather and air traffic conflicts prevented them from attacking, so they went on to the coast in search of some enemy shipping that had been reported. Eventually, nothing was spotted and they brought their bombs home.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Wing deputy and hot camera ship.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑102449 547th SO*R HALE'S ANGELS
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Dudock, Edward Peter 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Nicholson, Gilbert Orin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Cohn, Herbert Jay 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Parker, Max Franklin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Kaessner, Howard Lee 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Mettler, Jesse Wayne 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Carr, Edward Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Armentrout, Elvin Jahune 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Thompson, Bruce Roy 547 Completed, Uninjured
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