SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑12‑30 246 770 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Historic Limburg Spared: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing A Group on today's mission. Encountering 10/10ths cloud cover at the primary target, the group followed briefed orders from Wing - bomb the primary target under visual conditions only - and continued on to the PFF secondary target. PFF operators in the lead and high squadrons could not pick up the target on the first run, so a second run was needed. The low squadron released on the first run. The squadrons did not reassemble in group formation for the return flight, but did maintain visual contact with each other.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-37822 SU*C THE 'LEAD BANANA'
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot DeFrancesco, John Joseph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Simmons, Robert Edwin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Moon, William E 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Lott, Homer L 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Guentzel, Otto W 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Howell, Evan Lawrence 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Doleshal, Charles J 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Hastings, Harmon C 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Williams, John Allen 544 Completed, Uninjured
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