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: High Squadron hot camera ship.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-8409 JD*N not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Backman, Glenn Elmer 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Mayner, John Robert, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Perry, Edward Clarke, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Hofmann, Ernest H 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Palecek, George Frank 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Poulton, Robert Harry 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Simmons, Thomas Howard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Wilde, Albert George 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Payne, Omar Eston 545 Completed, Uninjured
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