SORTIE REPORT #8283
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑12‑19 241 756 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Weather Reduces Force: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew only twelve of the planned thirty-nine aircraft on today's mission. After the first twelve took off (all squadron leads and deputies, and six aircraft of the lead squadron), Wing advised Group of a 30 minute delay, so remaining aircraft were held on the ground. A heavy fog settled in preventing any further takeoffs, so the twelve aircraft already airborne completed the mission. On return they were diverted to Swansea, Wales, landing at RAF Fairwood Common.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Scrubbed: Did Not Take Off
Comments: Low Squadron flying spare. Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
N/A
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑32106 545th JD*R WORRY BIRD / VOAN
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Touton, William Frank 545 Scrubbed
Co-pilot Johnson, Milo A, Jr 545 Scrubbed
Navigator Lamark, Edward Lincoln 545 Scrubbed
Togglier Krakowski, Joseph Francis 545 Scrubbed
Radio Operator Relyea, Rulon Douglas 545 Scrubbed
Engineer/Top Turret Kunnari, Howard (NMI) 545 Scrubbed
Ball Turret Mentley, Victor Charles 545 Scrubbed
Tail Gunner Greer, Clarence Earl 545 Scrubbed
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Clark, John Hiatt 545 Scrubbed
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