SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑09‑11 192A 623 Target: Oil
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Persistence Pays Off: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high section of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on this mission. The primary target, oil installations near Lützkendorf, 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.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Aborted
Comments: Turned back due to #2 engine failure.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-37703 SU*P TREMBLIN GREMLIN (II)
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Dodson, Lee White 544 Aborted
Co-pilot Canion, Bill Elmer 544 Aborted
Navigator Koch, William Conrad 544 Aborted
Bombardier Eicher, Alvin Anthony 544 Aborted
Radio Operator Friedman, Jack Kenyon 544 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret McAnear, Carlton S 544 Aborted
Ball Turret Kulis, Peter William 544 Aborted
Tail Gunner Filkorn, John George 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Martin, Leonard N 544 Aborted
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