SORTIE REPORT
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 Completed Mission
Comments: Second Squadron lead. PFF ship. While on the bomb run to attack the primary target using Gee-H, with the deputy in the lead, the equipment failed. The Squadron then proceeded to the secondary target and attacked using PFF.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Coblenz, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-8007 JD*Z SCREAMING EAGLE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Stone, Arthur Martin, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Martin, Donald Francis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Gibson, Merle Leon, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Harrison, Arthur Seymour 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Saunders, James Bernard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Flatt, James Edward 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Zook, Lloyd E 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Coburn, Ellsworth Gorden 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Winiarski, Eugene Alphonse 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Claxon, Ernest Haydon 545 Completed, Uninjured
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