SORTIE REPORT
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: Low group.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-102500 BK*L not known Flynn, Roland (NMI)
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Plowman, Noel Elwin 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Ferguson, Lawrence Winston 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Pommer, Edwin Bernard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Hart, Carl Johnston 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Maxa, Gordon Raymond 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Cameron, Robert Allen 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Oliva, Armando (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Grams, Melvin Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Anderson, Frank Julius 546 Completed, Uninjured
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