SORTIE REPORT #8789
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑01‑08 253 787 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Railroad Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing C Group on today's mission. The railroad line in Kyllburg passes through two tunnels and crosses the Kyll River, making it a significant target for the purpose of interdicting the flow of supplies and reinforcements to the front lines. Bombs were dropped in group formation with Gee-H aiming: results were unobserved.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Primary (Gee-H)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97986 545th JD*Y not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Hulcher, Donald Lawrence 545 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Herring, Harold F 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Harrison, Arthur Seymour 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hushbeck, Elgin Lewis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Saunders, James Bernard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Bright, Getsel Merle 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Bauer, Henry (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Coburn, Ellsworth Gorden 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Winiarski, Eugene Alphonse 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Ezell, William Charles 545 Completed, Uninjured
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