SORTIE REPORT
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 Failed to Return
Comments: Damaged by flak, this aircraft left the formation in the target area; crashed near Kervenheim, Germany. MACR 11764
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-37703 SU*P TREMBLIN GREMLIN (II)
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Birder, Rodney Hugh 544 POW
Co-pilot Clyde, Edward Calvin, Jr 544 POW
Navigator Dickinson, Ezra Roger 544 POW
Bombardier Bentley, William Lincoln 544 POW
Radio Operator Dean, Donald Lloyd 544 POW
Engineer/Top Turret Biera, Manuel Antonio 544 POW
Ball Turret Blanford, Glenn Ora 544 POW
Tail Gunner Cato, William H 544 POW
Waist (Flexible) Gunner MacMillan, Chester Abram 544 POW
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 11764
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