SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑11‑10 224 709 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Primary Targets Bombed: The 384th provided three squadrons to form the 41st C Combat Bombardment Wing (41C Group) and an additional 12 aircraft to form the high squadron of the 41st D Combat Bombardment Wing (41D Squadron). The 41C Group lead and low squadrons bombed Ostheim Airfield using Gee-H, but the high squadron Gee-H equipment failed on the bomb run, and a second run was necessary. They started a PFF run on the primary target, but the PFF equipment failed, then attempted a visual run but could not see the primary target. They then salvoed their bombs over the secondary target, the center of Köln. The 41D Squadron made a 'long smooth run' to attack Butzweilerhof Airfield through 'intense and accurate' flak.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41C Group, High Squadron. Landed away on continent due to low fuel.
Primary (Gee-H)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-6135 JD*J not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Abbott, William H 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Schissel, Gregory Anthony 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Lohn, John G 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Herndon, William Franklin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Herr, Richard L 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Laughlin, Wallace L 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Nieman, Donald F 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Strycek, Joseph J 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kristof, Laddie (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Davidson, Charles Wayne 547 Completed, Uninjured
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