SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑12‑27 244 764 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Tactical Support For Troops: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 1st Division in the lead A Group of the 41st Combat Wing. The lead and low squadrons bombed the primary target. The high squadron attacked the marshalling yards at Koblenz, Germany.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: High squadron hot camera ship. Received direct flak burst two minutes after attacking secondary; burst hit behind ball turret and completely disengaged the tail assembly; three chutes observed; crashed near Mühlbach (near Arenburg), Germany; MACR 11248
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Koblenz, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-107083 BK*B not known Schiebel, Harold A
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Nelson, Elmer (NMI) 547 KIA
Co-pilot Horan, William Paul 547 KIA
Navigator Dobrow, Martin (NMI) 547 KIA
Togglier Melton, Derald William 547 KIA
Radio Operator Occhino, Anthony Anthony 547 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Zaleski, Edmund Casmir 547 KIA
Ball Turret Raught, Thomas Earl 547 MIA
Tail Gunner Manicki, John Robert 547 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Rohr, Kenneth Orville 547 KIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 11248
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