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)
No Scrubbed
Comments: High Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off. [N.B.: The 546th loading list for this mission does not list crews who did not take off.]
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 43-38994 BK*Q DEVASTATING LADY Kraus, Alvin C
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Gilmer, Charles E 546 Scrubbed
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