SORTIE REPORT #7070
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)
No Aborted Mission After Taking Off.
Comments: High Squadron. Aborted due to faulty prop governor.
N/A
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97309 545th JD*C KATHLEEN LADY OF VICTORY
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Doran, William Elmer 545 Aborted
Co-pilot Hollingsworth, Fredrick Clay 545 Aborted
Navigator Simpson, Morris 545 Aborted
Togglier Baer, Robert (NMI) 545 Aborted
Radio Operator Reed, Warren Derome 545 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Gissing, Robert (NMI) 545 Aborted
Ball Turret Holtwick, Melvin Edward 545 Aborted
Tail Gunner Wright, David D, Jr 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Guy, Roderick Melbourne 545 Aborted
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