SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑02‑19 268 835 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Transportation Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st A Combat Wing on today's mission. The field order specified that the primary target would only be bombed under visual conditions or using Gee-H equipment. Since the primary was cloud-covered and the Gee-H was unreliable in the lead and inoperative in the deputy lead Aircraft, the decision was made to bomb the secondary using PFF. Due to erratic behavior of the PFF equipment in both the lead and deputy lead aircraft, the lead position changed several times on the bomb run. Finally, the deputy lead got their PFF settled down and the attack was completed.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron deputy.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 43-39060 546th BK*F THE TERRIBLE UTE Coon, Lawrence John
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Gilmer, Charles E 546 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Edwards, Robert A 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Barr, David T 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Banks, Clyde P 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Alessi, Vincent (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Sainsbury, Joseph A 546 Completed, Uninjured
Spot Jammer Lawrence, Dwight Prescott, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Anderson, Carl Ellsworth 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Scarce, James Richard, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Drew, John Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
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