SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑01‑23 260 807 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Challenging Weather: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Takeoff time was delayed but the route timetable was not changed. That change, and a snowstorm, prevented any semblance of assembly of the bomber stream. Nonetheless, most aircraft flew the mission, bombing the primary target visually, even though it was partly obscured by clouds. On return, all aircraft landed at other bases due to the snowstorm, which had not abated.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Flying Spare; joined formation. Landed away at Bassingborn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-32106 JD*R WORRY BIRD / VOAN
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Hewes, Charles Pershing 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Murray, John Phillip 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Hollenbeck, Leonard Avenel 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Elliott, William Richard 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Smith, William Weston 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Wilcher, Charles Nelson 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Farrell, Richard Cornwall 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Early, Francis Moale 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Mutchler, James Charles 545 Completed, Uninjured
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