SORTIE REPORT #7404
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑11‑06 221 704 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Attack on Oil: The 384th Bombardment Group flew as the 41st Combat Wing C Group for today's mission. All three squadrons bombed separately, with the high squadron making two bomb runs due to bomb release failure. As a result, the high squadron made the return trip to Grafton Underwood alone.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron.
Primary (Gee-H)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑31484 545th JD*F MAIRSY DOATS Coon, Lawrence John
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Brookshire, James D 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Vaden, Kenneth Underwood 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Mechanick, Harold (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Fitzpatrick, James Leo 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Alexander, Arthur Walton 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Rivers, Arthur Raymond 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Hess, Frank (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hiner, William Max 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Buersmeyer, Sylvanus Reginald 546 Completed, Uninjured
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