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: Could not catch formation. Landed away at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
N/A
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-39019 JD*A not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Hollingsworth, Frederick Clay 545 Aborted
Co-pilot Johnson, Milo A, Jr 545 Aborted
Navigator Stern, Harold M 545 Aborted
Togglier Samuels, Robert Howard 545 Aborted
Radio Operator Reed, Warren Derome 545 Aborted
Engineer/Top Turret Gissing, Robert 545 Aborted
Ball Turret Holtwick, Melvin Edward 545 Aborted
Tail Gunner Wright, David Dobali, Jr 545 Aborted
Waist (Flexible) Gunner McMorrow, Edward J 545 Aborted
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