SORTIE REPORT #8376
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑12‑24 243 760, Task Forces 1 & 2 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Various Targets Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew two formations for today's mission. The first formation formed the lead and low squadrons of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing C Group (41C Group) as part of 8th Air Force Mission 760 Task Force 2, while the second formation, comprised of aircraft that had landed at Horham Airfield, Station 118, the previous day, flew in squadron strength with the 13th Combat Bombardment Wing F Group (13F Squadron) as part of 8th Air Force Mission 760 Task Force 1. Other 384th aircraft participated with other units as indicated in Sortie comments.
The 41C Group attacked their primary target, an airfield at Kirch Göns, Germany, and most returned to Grafton Underwood, except as noted. The 13F Squadron was unable to pick up their primary target in the bombsight so they attacked their secondary target, railroad marshaling yards at Kaiserslautern, Germany, by visual means: all 13F Squadron aircraft were diverted to Sudbury Airfield, Station 174, on their return due to inclement weather.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: 41C Group.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑37788 547th SO*N HELL'S MESSENGER
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Woodworth, John Dempster 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Nelson, Elmer (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Dobrow, Martin (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Melton, Derald William 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Occhino, Anthony A 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Zaleski, Edmund Casmir 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Raught, Thomas Earl 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Manicki, John Robert 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Rohr, Kenneth Orville 547 Completed, Uninjured
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