SORTIE REPORT #7574
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, Low Squadron.
Primary (Gee-H)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 43‑38588 546th BK*D EILEEN'S KINDERGARTEN Francis, Percy Tom
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot LeDonne, Edward George 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Butler, John William, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Stern, Paul Bernard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Wolf, Charles Elmer, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Malone, Joseph Walter 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret O'Hare, Richard Walter 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Williams, Herbert Howard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Sievert, Clifford Leon 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Durant, Edward L 546 Completed, Uninjured
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