SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑01‑10 254 789 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Two Marshalling Yards Bombed: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing B Group on today's mission. As the result of the loss of the group leader, as well as multiple equipment failures, portions of the group attacked the primary and secondary targets: low squadron attacked the primary, high squadron attacked the secondary on the first run, and the lead squadron attacked the secondary on the second run.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Left formation 20 minutes prior to the IP, apparently due to flak damage. No communication was received from this aircraft regarding the abort. Crash site and fate of crew are unknown. MACR 11578
Secondary (Visual)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 44-8216 JD*Y not known Priesnitz, Frank Joseph, Jr
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Stone, Arthur Martin, Jr 547 MIA
Pilot Hicks, Kenneth Delmont 545 MIA
Navigator Barry, William Rudisill 547 MIA
Navigator Kampel, Edward Joseph 545 MIA
Navigator Wilson, Eugene Theodore 545 MIA
Bombardier Fornear, Thomas Southern 545 MIA
Radio Operator Palecek, George Frank 545 MIA
Engineer/Top Turret Harfman, Lavern Frank 545 MIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Carter, James Kane 545 MIA
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Guider, Robert Harwood 545 MIA
Observer Pluhar, Emil Edward 545 MIA
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 11578
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