SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑03‑01 278 857 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Transportation Attacked: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Bomb Wing C Group on today's mission. Although prepared for blind bombing, there was sufficient visibility in the target area for visual sighting. The lead and low squadrons were able to bomb on the first run, but a bomb sight salvo switch malfunction in the high squadron lead plane forced a second run for them. The entire group stayed together for the second run, with the high squadron in the lead.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Hot camera ship.
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42-102459 SU*O LITTLE KENNY
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Nicolai, Edwin G, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Ross, Robert B 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Parker, Gilbert R 544 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Durborow, Clarence James 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Spearman, Eugene 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Clemis, Joseph Bernard 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Bongiorno, Peter R 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Peeler, William R 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Whitworth, Charles E 544 Completed, Uninjured
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