SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑01‑01 248 774 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Two Targets Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew today's mission as the 41st Combat Wing C Group. Weather at the primary forced the decision to attack elsewhere. The lead squadron attacked a target of opportunity (TOO) and the high and low squadrons attacked the briefed PFF secondary target in visual mode.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Group lead. PFF ship. Prevented from attacking the primary target by weather, led an attack on the secondary PFF target, but did not attack when PFF equipment failed. After several additional failed attempts to attack the secondary and last resort targets, finally attacked a target of opportunity (TOO).
TOO (Visual)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards.
Type: Transportation
Location: Wetzlar, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 44-8216 545th JD*Y not known Priesnitz, Frank Joseph, Jr
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Koehne, George Henry, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Gilmore, James Robson 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Chapin, Robert Charles 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Benjamin, Alfred David 544 Completed, Uninjured
Visual (Pilotage) Navigator Sarto, Joseph Michael 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier McClure, Oscar Milton 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator London, Albert (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Bierowski, Mitchell Srephen 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Dameron, Fred (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Dobson, Roy E 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gibson, Vergil LeRoy 544 Completed, Uninjured
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