SORTIE REPORT #8257
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 Completed Mission
Comments: Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Coblenz, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑37917 545th JD*B PAULINE
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Rex, Kenneth Monroe 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Jones, Robert McCord 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hassard, Robert Clock 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Rothschild, Theodore (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Cogan, Joseph Dean 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Zook, Lloyd E 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Sutphin, Richard Eugene 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Carter, Glen Albert Non384 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Green, James Andrew 544 Completed, Uninjured
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