SORTIE REPORT #9047
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)
No Scrubbed
Comments: Lead Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off due to snowstorm.
N/A
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑37917 545th JD*B PAULINE
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Baughman, John R 545 Scrubbed
Co-pilot Carney, William Robert 545 Scrubbed
Navigator Clark, Alen H 545 Scrubbed
Bombardier Adinolfi, Prisco Arthur 545 Scrubbed
Radio Operator Cohen, Henry Hennig 545 Scrubbed
Engineer/Top Turret Baysinger, Ellwill Orrin 545 Scrubbed
Ball Turret Barbosa, Roy (NMI) 545 Scrubbed
Tail Gunner Novak, Michael (NMI) 545 Scrubbed
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Poggioli, John A 545 Scrubbed
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