SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑12‑18 240 754 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Weather Challenges The Plan: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing C Group on today's mission. Clouds to above 29,500 feet, and an inoperative Gee-H ground station, forced the Group to bypass the primary target and attack the PFF secondary. Air traffic conflict forced the Group to do a 360° turn at the IP. A technical failure on the bomb run forced the high group to go around on a second run, which was accomplished successfully. The Group could not reassemble after bombing because of the weather conditions, so all squadrons returned to base separately.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑38013. Low Squadron Flying Spare; joined formation.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Coblenz, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97309 JD*C KATHLEEN LADY OF VICTORY
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Brown, Bert Oliver, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Bayne, William Davis 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Weckerly, John B 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Franklin, Walter Dewitt 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Ondrusek, Marvin John 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Regan, Richard George 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Jones, William Jesse 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Palmer, Raymond George 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Chalkus, Joseph William 547 Completed, Uninjured
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