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 Primary (Gee-H with Visual Assist)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-38208 SO*A LILLY BELLE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Tebo, Clerance L 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Hall, Freeman A 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Trombley, Wilfred J 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Matzner, Henry 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Ry's, Henry A 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Waldron, Jack T 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Nance, Dale Richard 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Williams, John O 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gardner, Vernon P 547 Completed, Uninjured
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