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 Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, 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 Reed, Verlin Dean 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Johnson, Howard K 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Weiss, Morris B 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Vermillion, Eugene C 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Grimes, Paul J 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Bobbitt, Charles Rufus 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Leighton, Robert R 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Rauch, John, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Gariepy, Ernest J 544 Completed, Uninjured
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