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: [ N.B. Actual positions: Ball Turret - George Cramer; Tail Gunner - Joseph Britton; Flexible (Waist) Gunner - George Lesko. Per George Cramer, January 2014. ]
Primary (Visual)
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 44-6909 BK*H not known Pierce, Howard Bundy
- 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
Spot Jammer Schuster, Harold L 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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