SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑02‑28 277 854 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Hagen Railroad Targeted: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing B Group on today's mission - the tenth in as many days. The low squadron managed to bomb on the first run, and then returned to base with the 379th BG. The Gee-H equipment in the lead squadron (both lead and deputy) failed prior to the bomb run, so the lead squadron fell in trail of the high squadron for bombing. The 41st CW A Group came in on a collision course during the bomb run, so the high squadron, with the lead squadron in trail, went around again and completed the attack.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High Squadron. [ N.B. Actual positions: Ball Turret - George Cramer; Tail Gunner - Joseph Britton; Flexible (Waist) Gunner - George Lesko. Per George Cramer, January 2014. ]
PFF Primary (Gee-H)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43-38800 SO*K BUSY BUZZARD
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Shuff, Charles Bernard 547 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot White, William F 547 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Birney, Robert Charles 547 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Abbott, Charles R 547 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Harrison, Erwin Jack 547 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Henricks, Bernard Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Lesko, George Joseph 547 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Cramer, George Edward 547 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Britton, Joseph R 547 Completed, Uninjured
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