SORTIE REPORT #7282
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑11‑02 218 698 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Two Targets Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st CBW C Group for today's mission. The lead and low squadrons attacked the primary target using Gee-H aiming, the low squadron having to make a second run due to bomb release problems on the first fun. The high squadron Gee-H equipment failed prior to the IP, so the decision was made to follow the low squadron and release when they did. However, the low squadron did not drop on the first run and it was not clear what their intention was, so the high squadron proceeded to attack the briefed last resort target by visual means.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron.
Last Resort Target (Visual)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Rheine, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44‑6141 544th SU*F SNEAKIN DEACON
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Galiano, Joe V 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot LeSuer, Herman Paul 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Arwine, Joe Arnold, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Dorsey, Albert Leonard 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Fischer, George (NMI), Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Black, Howard Vincent 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Portugal, Walter L 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Ginder, John Pershing 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Ducsay, Joseph C, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
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