SORTIE REPORT #7068
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑10‑18 213 682 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Weather Challenges Crews: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st CBW B Group on today's mission. Clouds obscured the target so each squadron started a Gee-H bomb run - in each case the Gee-H equipment failed, so the deputy had to take over with PFF (radar), with varying results. The lead and low squadron deputies did not have enough time to take over on the initial bomb run, so they turned and attacked the PFF secondary. The high squadron was able to complete the attack on the primary on the first run.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97271 545th JD*A BOSS LADY
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Klatt, Merton Dale 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Baker, John R 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Titus, William L 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Weckerly, John Benjamin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Pattison, Carroll Eugene 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Wetherbee, Owen L 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Warner, Homer James 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Jones, Lilburn Howard, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Conlon, Jack Dempsey 547 Completed, Uninjured
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