SORTIE REPORT #8980
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑01‑22 259 805 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Visual Bombing!: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided the lead and low squadrons of the 41st Combat Wing C Group on today's mission. Although prepared for blind bombing with PFF (radar) and Gee-H, the target was clearly visible. Bombing was reported to be excellent.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission Primary (Visual)
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 Seriously Wounded
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 Timmons, David Wesley 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Maupin, Vernon Eugene 546 Completed, Uninjured
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