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: High squadron deputy; Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
PFF Primary (PFF)
Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-38016 SU*R LORRAINE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Rice, Robert E 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Gray, Fred Price 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Richter, Morris Herman 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Calnitz, Jerome 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
Ball Turret Spradlin, Clifford Wright 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Kelsey, Donald Edward 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hall, Callie N 544 Completed, Uninjured
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