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: Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 8062 which was given to Smisek Crew. 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
B-17G 43-39138 SU*G not known
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Hoppen, Jack Stewart 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Gustafson, Charles L 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Adams, John H 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Durborow, Clarence James 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Clingler, Warren E 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Dobrescu, Frederick John 544 Completed, Uninjured
RADAR Countermeasures Groom, William Emmett, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Miller, Irving L 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Moslein, Augustus Fred 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Cavanaugh, Bernard Francis 544 Completed, Uninjured
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