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 Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation. 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 43-39053 BK*D HEAVENLY BODY Francis, Percy Tom
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Richardson, George P 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Bastianelli, John M 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Fainberg, Seymour Allen 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Paul, Wortley B, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator McCollum, Norris Lafayette 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hernandez, Miguel (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Holzhauser, Richard R 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Boyer, Lyle Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Wasserman, Noah (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
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