SORTIE REPORT #7163
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: Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Relinquished lead to deputy at IP for Gee-H guidance on bomb run.
Primary
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97592 547th SO*Y not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Bean, Donald W 547 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Parker, George Frederick 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Cavanaugh, William Daniel 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator McGaughey, Donald Keith 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Denton, Horace Bruce 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Webb, John Clyde 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Robb, Gordon Lee 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Stamm, Hiram Walton 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Grabow, Carl Arthur 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner McNeff, Charles Leo 547 Completed, Uninjured
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