SORTIE REPORT
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: Low squadron lead; PFF ship. Landed away at RAF Stradishall, Suffolk.
PFF Primary (PFF)
Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-97986 JD*A not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Oosterhof, Franklin G 546 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Walker, Jay F 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Pommer, Edwin B 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radar Navigator McCaine, Jack M 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Roberts, Jack Deighton 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Newman, Leslie D 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Vogel, Daniel (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Tobman, Milton (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Austin, Ralph Earl 546 Completed, Uninjured
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