SORTIE REPORT #9696
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑02‑26 275 849 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Berlin Bahnhof Bombed: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Bomb Wing A Group on today's mission. The primary target was hidden by cloud cover so it was attacked by PFF (radar), per the Field Order for this mission.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Arnold appears on the loading list as 'B' position ('Bombardier'), but is actually a 'Togglier' - an enlisted man who releases the bombs, but has no Norden bomb sight.
Primary (PFF)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑38974 544th SU*H not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Wright, Edward S 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Von Grimm, Robert 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Fell, Charles Linwood 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Arnold, Robert B 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Kovach, Joseph William 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Jaeger, Melvin George 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Soules, Robert A 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Holmes, Garland Francis 544 Completed, Uninjured
Flexible (Waist) Gunner Zude, Byron Alvin 544 Completed, Uninjured
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