SORTIE REPORT #8951
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 Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
PFF Primary (PFF)
Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑38678 545th JD*F not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Holmes, George W 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Clishem, James E 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hassard, Robert Clock 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Preble, James Jarvis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Burke, John Joseph 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Harshman, William Everett 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Applegate, William Charles 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Van Britson, Raymond Jules 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hultberg, Stanley Robert 545 Completed, Uninjured
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