SORTIE REPORT #7309
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 Primary (Gee-H)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑38721 545th JD*J not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Green, Loren Lester 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Hicks, Kenneth Delmont 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Haas, Jack Irvin 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Trimble, Frederick Cushing 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Palecek, George Frank 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Bordelon, Nolan Joseph 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Sutphin, Richard E 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Zager, Donald Arthur 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner McAnally, Edmon Molene 545 Completed, Uninjured
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