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)
No Aborted
Comments: Group lead. Turned back over field due to mechanical failure.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 44-8211 BK*Z not known Foster, Ewing H
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Strickland, Alexander Conwell , Jr 545 Aborted
Pilot Kinnaird, William Robert 545 Aborted
Navigator Rovero, Aldo John 545 Aborted
Radar Navigator Van Etten, Lawrence Edward 546 Aborted
Gee-H Navigator Johns, Dwight LaReuel 547 Aborted
Bombardier Burcham, Eugene Emmons 545 Aborted
Radio Operator Hart, Kenneth C 545 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Bauer, Henry (NMI) 545 Aborted
Tail Gunner MacDonald, Ranald H, III 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Bronzetti, Warren John 544 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Marmozewicz, Joseph J 545 Aborted
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