SORTIE REPORT #9935
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1945‑03‑04 281 863 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Bombing Through Clouds: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing B Group on today's mission - the fourteenth in as many days (they would get a 3-day break before the next mission). The primary target was to be attacked by visual means or Gee-H (not by PFF): clouds obscured the target so the formation used Gee-H. The equipment failed on the first run, and during the second run, the lead squadron was scattered by another group crossing at right angles. Nevertheless, bombs were away from all three squadrons on the second run, and all returned to base; a few had to land on the way for gas, and one damaged ship landed away and did not return home on the same day.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Primary (Gee-H)
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME GROUND CREW CHIEF
B-17G 44‑8541 546th BK*Y BUCKEYE BELLE Stachon, John J
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Bean, Arthur E, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot McKay, William Monroe, Jr 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Shattuck, Jack Dale 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Blencowe, Frederick Arthur 546 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Wakser, Sanford Harry 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Smith, George Kitchen 546 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Vickroy, Ralph L 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Roupe, Harry Leroy 546 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Tozer, Phillo Raymond 546 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Tidwell, Eldes Dee 546 Completed, Uninjured
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