SORTIE REPORT #9566
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: Landed away at RAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire.
Primary (PFF)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑38752 547th SO*O LITTLE CINDER
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Whitesides, John B 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Moxley, John C 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Weckerly, John Benjamin 547 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Steinberg, William Herman 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Dube, Roland Raymond 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Sayers, Francis Asbury, Jr 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Shields, Howard E 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Dupas, Emmett George 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Bergner, Lee Ray 547 Completed, Uninjured
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