SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑01‑28 261 809 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Transportation Targeted: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st B Combat Wing on today's mission. At takeoff, a snowstorm prevented three aircraft from taking off. However, once airborne, assembly was accomplished without difficulty. Nearing the IP, the group commander found the target area cloud covered, and his Gee-H equipment was inoperative. Therefore he chose to bomb the designated secondary (the city center) using PFF. The low squadron's Gee-H was working, so they bombed the primary with good results.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Failed to Return
Comments: Damaged by flak; sent SOS at 1320 and left formation under control; crashed near Ossenzijl, The Netherlands. MACR 11990
Primary (Gee-H with Visual Assist)
- 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 Jackson, Oakley Homer, Jr 547 Evaded
Co-pilot Calkins, John Bartlett 547 Evaded
Navigator Lucas, Leonard Edmond 547 Evaded
Togglier Haight, Keith Rodney 547 Evaded
Radio Operator Senchuk, Paul Sam 547 Evaded
Engineer/Top Turret Ziner, Allen Edward 547 POW
Ball Turret Cappiello, Gaetano Thomas 547 POW
Tail Gunner Phelps, James Norman 547 Evaded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Kelly, Vincent Joseph Leo 547 Evaded
- SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
MACRMissing Air Crew Report Number 11990
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ESCAPEEscape and Evasion Report Number 2979
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