SORTIE REPORT #9266
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑02‑14 266 830 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Bombs Miss Objective: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the entire 41st C Combat Wing on today's mission. The weather at alternate targets was worse than at the primary target, so the primary was attacked using PFF with a visual assist. However, bombing accuracy was poor. Many aircraft ran low on fuel and landed on the Continent before returning to base.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Wing lead; PFF and Gee-H ship. Landed on Continent for fuel before returning to base.
Primary (PFF with Visual Assist)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑98027 544th SU*Z SWAMP ANGEL
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Bishop, Charles W 546 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot McKay, William Monroe, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Dolson, Henry James 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Mitchell, John Glenn, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radar Navigator Blencowe, Frederick Arthur 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Zinser, Frank Valentine, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Vickroy, Ralph L 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Roupe, Harry Leroy 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Schaaf, Herbert Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Tidwell, Eldes Dee 546 Completed, Uninjured
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