SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑02‑15 267 832 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Weather Reduces Force: Heavy fog closed in quickly during takeoff operations, preventing almost half of the force from flying. The 384th Bombardment Group (H), initially ordered to provide all three squadrons of the 41st B group, formed itself into two reduced squadrons - lead and low - during assembly. They also picked up some aircraft from the 379th BG. The primary target was 'visual only' so the secondary was attacked using radar aiming. Weather at the home base remained bad on their return, so all but one aircraft landed elsewhere.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
PFF Primary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 43-39053 BK*D HEAVENLY BODY Francis, Percy Tom
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Cook, Raymond D 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Leavitt, Philip Neldon 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Barr, David T 546 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Tribbey, William J 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Burek, Stanley Thomas 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Dossett, Huston Robert 546 Completed, Uninjured
Spot Jammer Waggoner, Harold Lewis 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Kangas, James Kermit 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Matthews, Frederick D 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Early, James Walker 546 Completed, Uninjured
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