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: 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 SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-38800 SO*K BUSY BUZZARD
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Woodworth, John Dempster 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Chamberlin, Myron 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Gronemeyer, Lyle Jacob 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Puchalski, Walter Francis 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Sweeney, Robert Emmet 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret McCoy, Jesse Granville 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Ott, Robert Edward 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Poulos, William T 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Patrizio, Angelo Adam 547 Completed, Uninjured
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