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 Completed Mission
Comments: Lead PFF ground spare; replaced 8221, which was taken by group lead when 8211 was scrubbed. Group deputy. Landed away at Woodbridge; flak damage caused prop to fall off during landing.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-8401 SU*X not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Rice, Robert E 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Gray, Harold Reginald 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Richter, Morris Herman 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radar Navigator McCaine, Jack Mezick 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Mathis, Charles E 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 Panici, Raymond Arnold 544 Completed, Uninjured
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