SORTIE REPORT #8590
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: Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Waist Gunner hit by flak but was saved by flak suit. After unsuccessful runs on the primary and secondary PFF targets, this Squadron broke formation and returned to bomb the secondary PFF target by visual means.
Secondary (Visual)
Target: Vehicle Workshop
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44‑8401 544th SU*X not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Gilbert, Stanley Milton 544 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Smith, James Milton 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Green, Billy A 544 Completed, Uninjured
Visual (Pilotage) Navigator Newman, David E 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Long, Noal Edward 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Klanke, Edward Franklin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Chase, Marion Butler, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Foster, Erwin Vernon 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Carella, Jack Vito 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner McKnight, Lyle Orin 544 Completed, Uninjured
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