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 Completed Mission
Comments: Lead Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at RAF Downham Market, Norfolk.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 42-102501 BK*H THE CHALLENGER Watterson, Arnold NMI
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Smith, Jack L 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Koutrouba, Evan P 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Todd, Joseph W 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Friend, Lynn Merle 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Holzbaur, Richard C 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Loader, Kenneth W 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Nead, Harry V, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Milkovich, John (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hunt, Harry B 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Durant, Edward L 546 Completed, Uninjured
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