SORTIE REPORT
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 Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Lead group flying spare; joined formation.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-37788 SO*N HELL'S MESSENGER
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Cornair, Russell John 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Sine, George Henning 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Stockman, William A 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Kugler, James Hart 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Korabiak, Henry (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Youry, Burson Harris 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Saunders, Rufus Milton 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner McCullough, Robert Eugene 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Jarreau, Lloyd Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Flannery, Wade H 547 Completed, Uninjured
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