SORTIE REPORT #8912
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑01‑17 256 798 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Secondary Target Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Because he was experiencing problems with his PFF equipment, the group leader ordered the low squadron to fly as his deputy (low squadron deputy moved into lead position, and lead squadron deputy moved into low squadron deputy position) in case a PFF attack was needed. At the IP, the Gee-H operator reported that his equipment could not be used, so the deputy (formerly low squadron leader) was ordered to lead the formation in a PFF attack on the secondary target. Bombs were dropped in group formation after a good PFF run.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Workshops
Type: Transportation
Location: Paderborn, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑38721 545th JD*J not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Boyette, Irving H 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Dott, Donald Shropshire 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Beltz, William R 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Frantzen, Donald J 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Beall, Charles H 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Barber, Raymond Clifford 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Chapman, Ralph Reese 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Greer, Clarence Earl 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Pohlmann, John H 545 Completed, Uninjured
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