SORTIE REPORT
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: Low Squadron lead; landed away at Aldermaston.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Leuna Works Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-8401 SU*X not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Hughes, Robert Davis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Gilbert, Stanley Milton 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Mass, Russell C 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Kampel, Edward Joseph 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier McClure, Oscar Milton 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Chase, Marion Butler, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Foster, Erwin Vernon 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Carella, Jack V 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner McKnight, Lyle O 544 Completed, Uninjured
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