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 Landed in Allied Territory
Comments: Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship. Engine #3 ran away after the target; left the formation about 15 minutes before the Zuider Zee on the return trip. Major Hutchinson ordered the deputy to assume the lead. The mission folder lacks details, but it is known that this aircraft flew its next mission with the 384th on 7 April, and several of the crewmembers continued to fly with the Group.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-8221 SO*X not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Hutchinson, Thomas Dale 544 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Koch, Robert Bruce 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hobdey, Cecil Delwin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radar Navigator Stoltze, Albert G 547 Completed, Uninjured
Gee-H Navigator Merlis, Albert J 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Hoech, Julius Florence, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Vicknair, Normand Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Pavlos, Nickolas Manuel 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gardiner, John W 547 Completed, Uninjured
Observer Huff, Charles Andrew 547 Completed, Uninjured
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