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 Completed Mission
Comments: Group deputy. PFF & Gee-H ship. Assumed group lead immediately upon departure of the group lead. PFF & Gee-H in this aircraft were inoperative, so Rice ordered low Squadron lead to take over (high Squadron lead was not reachable via radio) and returned to #2 position. Left formation after first attempted bomb run because oxygen system was shot away.
Secondary (Visual)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-8221 SO*X not known
- 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
Navigator Newman, David E 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
Tail Gunner Kelsey, Donald Edward 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Curtin, Paul Robert 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Spradlin, Clifford Wright 544 Completed, Uninjured
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