SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑12‑11 238 746 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Rhine Bridge(s) Targeted: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew four squadrons on today's mission. Three squadrons comprised the 41st Combat Wing B Group, and the remaining squadron flew in the low position of the 41st D Group. The target for all was a bridge (or adjacent bridges) for road and rail traffic across the Rhine River linking Mannheim with Ludwigshafen. The B Group lead and low squadrons bombed by PFF, while the B Group high squadron, and the low squadron of the D Group bombed by Gee-H.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron lead, B Group. PFF and Gee-H ship. Bombed independently using Gee-H.
Primary (GH)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 44-8216 545th JD*Y not known Priesnitz, Frank Joseph, Jr
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Bishop, Charles W 546 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Ellis, Harold Richard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Jelneck, William Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Van Etten, Lawrence Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Mason, Mark 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Stickling, John Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hayes, David Newcombe 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Rosenfield, Arthur (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Liem, Jack Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Maupin, Vernon Eugene 546 Completed, Uninjured
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