SORTIE REPORT #9045
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 Completed Mission
Comments: Group deputy; Gee-H ship.
PFF Secondary (PFF)
Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑107125 545th JD*G DOASY DOATS
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Zink, Joseph D 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Barnett, Jack (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Potter, Richard Selstrom 545 Completed, Uninjured
Gee-H Navigator Seydel, Philip (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Kell, Howard Wilbur 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Lucas, William (NMI) 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Cazer, Vinton Gordon 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Cardell, Raymond Howard 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Early, Francis Moale 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Bronzetti, Warren John 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hensley, Clyde Wilburn 545 Completed, Uninjured
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