SORTIE REPORT #9552
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑02‑23 272 843 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Transportation Targeted: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Bomb Wing A group on today's mission. The field order stated that if the primary target could not be attacked visually, groups should attempt to attack last resort targets or targets of opportunity - all marshalling yards or other railroad facilities in Germany - by visual means. If no visual targets were found, the primary should be attacked by PFF. The Group, after failing to locate a target of opportunity that could be attacked visually, released their bombs on the primary target using PFF aiming. Due to inclement weather over England on return from this mission, 12 aircraft landed at other bases.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Primary (PFF)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44‑8008 544th SU*Y not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Hartness, Joseph George, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Ellis, Harold Richard 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Jelneck, William Edward 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radar Navigator Rashbaum, Maurice (NMI), Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Stickling, John Henry 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hayes, David Newcombe 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Rosenfield, Arthur (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Timmons, David Wesley 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Maupin, Vernon Eugene 546 Completed, Uninjured
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