SORTIE REPORT #6907
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑10‑11 209 672 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Two Targets Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided four squadrons of the 41st CBW C Wing for today's mission. The positions of these squadrons in the formation are not apparent from available documents. Three squadrons attacked the primary, and one squadron (the 'second squadron' according to documents) attacked the secondary target, Railroad Marshalling Yards in Coblenz, Germany.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Landed In Allied Territory
Comments: Fourth Squadron. Subjected to intense and very accurate flak in target area; initially reported MIA, found to have landed in allied territory. The crew was uninjured, returning to base on 13 October, and resumed flying combat missions on the 15th. The Aircraft was returned to Grafton Underwood also. It was repaired, re-assigned to the 544th, and resumed flying combat missions on 11 December 1944.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑102620 546th BK*P DE RUMBLE IZER Clayton, Alfred George
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Ellis, Harold Richard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Worthen, Kirk Winthrop 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Jelneck, William Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Timmons, David Wesley 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hayes, David Newcombe 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Rosenfield, Arthur (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Marlatt, Guy Clair 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Liem, Jack Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Maupin, Vernon Eugene 546 Completed, Uninjured
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