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: Originally assigned to Whitesides; taken by Ruckmman when he scrubbed 44‑6592.
No Target Attacked
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-38757 SO*L PEASLEE'S PAYOFF
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Ruckman, George F 547 Scrubbed
Co-pilot O'Leary, William Joseph, Jr 547 Scrubbed
Navigator Dulac, Albert A 547 Scrubbed
Bombardier Rivall, Jack Wallace 547 Scrubbed
Radio Operator Garstak, Jack G 547 Scrubbed
Engineer/Top Turret Young, Johnie Earl 547 Scrubbed
Ball Turret Colwell, George L 547 Scrubbed
Tail Gunner Sorenson, Frederick A 547 Scrubbed
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Rice, Alonzo Robert 547 Scrubbed
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