SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑10‑25 215 688 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Primary & Secondary Attacked: The 384th Bomb Group (Heavy) flew four squadrons to form the entire 41st B Combat Bomb Wing, the second wing of three, of Air Task Force 4 on today's mission. The low squadron attacked the primary target using Gee-H aiming, but cloud obscuration and equipment failure forced the remaining squadrons attack the secondary target using PFF aiming.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-107121 BK*J KENTUCKY COLONEL / HELENA II Stachon, John J
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Brookshire, James D 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Skelton, Leslie Parker 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Mechanick, Harold (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Fitzpatrick, James Leo 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Alexander, Arthur Walton 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Rivers, Arthur R 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Hess, Frank (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Brooks, Donald Lee 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Buersmeyer, Sylvanus Reginald 546 Completed, Uninjured
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