SORTIE REPORT #7431
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: Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37822.
Primary (Gee-H)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑38062 544th SU*A PLEASURE BENT
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot DeFrancesco, John Joseph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Simmons, Robert Edwin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Calnitz, Jerome 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Brown, William C 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Bias, Ira J, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Howell, Evan Lawrence 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Doleshal, Charles Joseph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hastings, Harmon Charles 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Williams, John Allen 544 Completed, Uninjured
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