SORTIE REPORT #9818
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: High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Primary (Visual)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44‑8668 547th SO*V not known
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Parker, George Frederick 544 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Warner, Henry L 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Zeligson, Robert Lee 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Rashbaum, Maurice (NMI), Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Mathis, Charles Eugene 544 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Jenkins, Ernest Norman 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Seidel, John Clarence 544 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Poulsen, Leonard Irvin 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Portwood, Ray S 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Taliaferro, Philip Andrew 544 Completed, Uninjured
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