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 Completed Mission
Comments: Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
PFF Secondary (PFF)
Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-8008 SU*Y not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Strickland, Alexander Conwell , Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Kinnaird, William Robert 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Rovero, Aldo John 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radar Navigator Van Etten, Lawrence Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Gee-H Navigator Johns, Dwight LaReuel 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Burcham, Eugene Emmons 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Howe, Vernon Bullock 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Baer, Robert (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner MacDonald, Ranald H, III 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Guy, Roderick Melbourne 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Van Britson, Raymond Jules 545 Completed, Uninjured
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