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: Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, due to severe flak damage.
PFF Secondary (PFF)
Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 43-38994 BK*Q DEVASTATING LADY Kraus, Alvin C
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot McKay, William Monroe, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Thomas, Daniel G 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Miller, John C 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Tribbey, William J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Vickroy, Ralph L 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Roupe, Harry Leroy 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Tidwell, Eldes Dee 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Moore, Thomas J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner McCreery, Robert G 546 Completed, Uninjured
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