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 North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 44-6476 BK*G not known McKinney, Lauren L
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Festersen, John Carl 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Miller, Laverne S 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Sullivan, William R 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Gatlin, Maurice B 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator McNabb, Frederick J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Cobb, Roy D 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Titsworth, Charles Wayne 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner McCreery, Robert G 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Sobota, John Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
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