SORTIE REPORT #6534
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑09‑26 199 648 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Primary Target Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st CBW B Wing on today's mission. The bomb run was started using PFF guidance, but clearing clouds near the target enabled the bombardier to complete the bomb run using visual sighting. The lead and high groups dropped on the first run. The low group had to make a second run because they had to maneuver out from under the high group. On their second run, made using PFF, the equipment failed, and they dropped on the wing lead's smoke marker.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44‑6105 547th SO*P SLEEPY LAGOON
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Smith, Jack M 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Nelson, Elmer (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Dobrow, Martin (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Melton, Derald William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Occhino, Anthony A 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Zaleski, Edmund Casmir 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Raught, Thomas Earl 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Manicki, John Robert 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Rohr, Kenneth Orville 547 Completed, Uninjured
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