SORTIE REPORT #7792
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 Hunston (probably RAF Hunsdon), 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 42‑107148 545th JD*P DARK ANGEL
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Zink, Joseph Darrell 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Barnett, Jack (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Sturgess, James Alfred 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Mass, Henry Carmy 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Lucas, William (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Cazer, Vinton Gordon 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Cardell, Raymond Howard 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Early, Francis Moale 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Bronzetti, Warren John 544 Completed, Uninjured
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