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: Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, because of weather, and the navigator had flak wounds.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-6105 SO*P SLEEPY LAGOON
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Smisek, William Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Zakas, Joseph (NMI), Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Titus, William L 547 Wounded
Togglier Davidson, Charles Wayne 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Manolio, Albert T 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Pazjk, Frank J 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Misko, Louis E 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Holz, Henry Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Trzynka, Harold A 547 Completed, Uninjured
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