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 Completed Mission
Comments: Low group lead. PFF ship. On bomb run was forced to maneuver out from under high group, and therefore had to make a second run. By that time the target was no longer visible, then the PFF equipment failed so the group dropped on the wing lead's smoke marker, with poor results.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-8008 SU*Y not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Ulrey, Edgar Ellsworth 546 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Davis, L K (IO), Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Richert, Clarendon George 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Kampel, Edward Joseph 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Brenner, John Thomas 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Finley, Carl E 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Sandidge, Robert M 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Maddock, Walter James 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Chacho, Albert John 546 Completed, Uninjured
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