SORTIE REPORT #9063
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 43‑39019 545th JD*A not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Boyette, Irving H 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Haaf, Arthur Herschel 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Beltz, William R 545 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Frantzen, Donald J 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Beall, Charles H 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Barber, Raymond Clifford 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Chapman, Ralph Reese 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Graham, Ralph R 545 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Pohlmann, John H 545 Completed, Uninjured
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