SORTIE REPORT #5969
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: Lead group.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97824 544th SU*U not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Skehan, Joseph Lynne 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Heubner, Emil J 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hannaford, Gordon Coyle 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Patrizio, Angelo Adam 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Dufur, William Sargent 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Klien, William Martin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Adameit, Robert Carl 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Knight, Amon Lamar 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Mess, Richard Carl 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Stanek, Robert Brice 547 Completed, Uninjured
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