SORTIE REPORT #7787
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑11‑25 229 723 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Bad Day for German Oil: The 384th provided the three squadrons of the 41st Bomb Wing B Group. A visual attack on the primary target was not possible due to weather, so the Leuna works at Merseburg were bombed using PFF aiming. On returning to England, weather forced the diversion of 384th aircraft to Aldermaston and other fields; only two were able to land at Grafton Underwood.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Landed away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Leuna Works Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44‑6514 547th SO*Q DANNY
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Sienkiewicz, Edward Alfred 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Frederick, Edwin Bernard 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Stockman, William A 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Orth, Alvin Wilson 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Crowell, Hollis Henry 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Ballenger, John Sidney 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Storm, Delbert 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Grubbs, Wilmer Harold 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Foster, Garnet Eugene 547 Completed, Uninjured
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