SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑01‑02 249 776 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Transportation Targeted: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing A Group on today's mission. The group leader's Gee-H equipment failed prior to the IP, so the high squadron led the group on the bomb run. The group did not bomb on the first run as the bombardier was not able to synchronize the bombsight to the target when visual conditions occurred too close to the bomb release point. A second run was made and bombs were released by visual means, but may have gone wide of the intended target.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-37788 SO*N HELL'S MESSENGER
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Belsinger, Harry F, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Bradford, James W 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Todd, Joseph W 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Altgelt, James E 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Mumma, Adin W 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Kuehn, Carl E 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Cantwell, Richard L 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Davis, Dixon (NMI) 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Schuster, Harold L 547 Completed, Uninjured
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