SORTIE REPORT #9058
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 PFF Secondary (PFF)
Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑38678 545th JD*F not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Fletcher, Graydon James 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Burroughs, Edwin C 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Smoot, Gene W 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Vienna, Howard Bartel, Jr 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Misch, Henry Conrad 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Bittke, Carl Frederic 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Sandbek, Phillip Elmore 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Lind, Eldon Warren 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Newberry, Donald Eugene 545 Completed, Uninjured
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