SORTIE REPORT #8922
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑01‑20 257 801 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Transportation Bombed: The 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) formed the 41st B group on today's mission. Weather prevented visual bombing, and the formation was unable to use Gee-H guidance to the target, so the PFF Primary target was bombed, with unobserved results. Upon the Group's return to Grafton Underwood, a heavy snowstorm forced nearly all aircraft to land elsewhere.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Landed away at RAF Newmarket, Suffolk.
PFF Primary (PFF)
Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42‑102501 546th BK*H THE CHALLENGER Watterson, Arnold (NMI)
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot McKay, William Monroe, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Thomas, Daniel G 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Miller, John C 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Anderson, Olan Earl 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Vickroy, Ralph L 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Roupe, Harry Leroy 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Tidwell, Eldes Dee 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Moody, Nolan E 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Martin, Thomas Allison 546 Completed, Uninjured
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