SORTIE REPORT #9051
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: Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38757 when displaced by Ruckman. Did not take off due to snowstorm.
N/A
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑38013 547th SO*C NEVADA AVENGER
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Whitesides, John B 547 Scrubbed
Co-pilot Moxley, John C 547 Scrubbed
Navigator Hightshoe, Clarence Cecil 546 Scrubbed
Navigator Weckerly, John Benjamin 547 Scrubbed
Togglier Steinberg, William Herman 547 Scrubbed
Radio Operator Dube, Roland Raymond 547 Scrubbed
Engineer/Top Turret Sayers, Francis Asbury, Jr 547 Scrubbed
Ball Turret Shields, Howard E 547 Scrubbed
Tail Gunner Dupas, Emmett George 547 Scrubbed
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Bergner, Lee Ray 547 Scrubbed
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