SORTIE REPORT
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)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
Primary (Gee-H)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-8221 SO*X not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Milton, Theodore Ross GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Ellis, Harold Richard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Gibson, Merle Leon, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Chapin, Robert Charles 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Bell, Albert (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Crown, Richard Keith GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hayes, David Newcombe 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Rosenfield, Arthur (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Schaaf, Herbert Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Maupin, Vernon Eugene 546 Completed, Uninjured
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