SORTIE REPORT #9048
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 Primary (Gee-H with Visual Assist)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97960 547th SO*M not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Kramer, William Leo 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Wolfe, Jack S 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Burk, Paul E 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Butler, Ralph Willard 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Jenkins, Ernest Norman 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Scrivner, Dwight Arnold 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Pfeiffer, Jack Edward 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Krauss, Keith A 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Lukosavich, Francis J 544 Completed, Uninjured
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