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
Comments: High squadron deputy.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-38016 SU*R LORRAINE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Rice, Robert E 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Janczy, Thomas J 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Richter, Morris Herman 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Feider, Leo John 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Wynn, Francis Xavier 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Deaton, Marshall Taylor 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Ciaccio, Raymond 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Kelsey, Donald Edward 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Curtin, Paul Robert 544 Completed, Uninjured
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