SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑09‑11 192 623 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Primary Targets Spared By Weather: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high section of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing (41A Group) and as the high section of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing (41B Group) on this mission. The primary target for the 41A Group, Lützkendorf oil installations in Germany, were obscured by a solid undercast, as was the secondary and an airfield near Giessen. Finally, a successful visual attack was accomplished on an unidentified factory in the Friedberg, Germany, area. This group saw several Me-163 'Komet' rocket-powered aircraft in the vicinity of Leipzig, and one near the Belgian coast, but they were not attacked. The 41B Group primary target, oil installations in the Merseburg, Germany, area was obscured by weather conditions. The formation then proceeded to the secondary target. Although the rest of the formation broke off the attack, the 384th pressed on and were able to drop their bombs in the vicinity of the target, although results were deemed 'poor.' This group was attacked by a single ME163 'Komet' rocket-powered aircraft, which made two passes on his formation (the high and low squadrons), in the vicinity of the primary target.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41B Group. Landed with bomb bay doors open.
Other (Visual)
Target: Factories
Type: Industry
Location: Friedburg & Eisenach, Germany
- 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 Brodie, James Joseph 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Vevle, Lloyd Oliver 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hawkins, George Marshall, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Barnes, William Douglas, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Taylor, William Edson 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Crumpton, Robert Doyle 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Hetu, Gordon Eugene 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Miller, Wilfred Frank 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Liniger, Harry Allen 545 Completed, Uninjured
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