SORTIE REPORT #7294
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: Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Turned over lead to deputy for Gee-H bomb run.
Primary (Gee-H)
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 Vinnedge, Roy Alan 547 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Parker, George Frederick 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Cavanaugh, William Daniel 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Stoltze, Albert C 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
Ball Turret McNeff, Charles Leo 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Stamm, Hiram Walton 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Grabow, Carl Arthur 547 Completed, Uninjured
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