SORTIE REPORT #9062
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 SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 43‑38994 546th 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 Johnny 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 Joseph 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner McCreery, Robert Glenn 546 Completed, Uninjured
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