SORTIE REPORT #9059
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 Spare, Completed Mission
Comments: Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Primary (Gee-H with Visual Assist)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 43‑38747 546th BK*N not known Flynn, James F
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Milligan, George Robert, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Hastings, David Shove 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Bink, Howard H 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Brown, William C 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Brooks, William Ralph 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Ray, Virgie Newton 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Horvath, Emil Louis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Cline, Ellis Wallace 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Finstad, Berton Robert 544 Completed, Uninjured
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