SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑09‑28 201 652 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Two Bomb Runs - Primary Target Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st CBW C Wing on today's mission. Near the target, another formation of bombers flew below this wing, forcing them to hold their bombs. The wing made a second bomb run and released their bombs on the primary target.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97986. Note that the 'mickey' navigator Schwab (indicated on formation chart) was not included on the crew list for this aircraft, indicating the original aircraft planned for this crew was PFF-equipped, while this one was not. Led wing back to base after target after taking over for flak-damaged wing lead.
Primary (PFF)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 43-38616 BK*K not known Pierce, Howard B
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Henderson, William V 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Oosterhof, Franklin G 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Richert, Clarendon George 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Smith, George K 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Owens, Buddy L 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Rodgers, William M 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Woodruff, Walker Ace 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Austin, Ralph Earl 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Tobman, Milton (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
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