SORTIE REPORT #5961
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑08‑26 185 576 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
More Oil Pressure: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Weather at the target was not ideal, but the lead and low groups were able to drop accurately. The high group was not able to bomb the primary, so continued on to locate targets of opportunity. However, weather and air traffic conflicts prevented them from attacking, so they went on to the coast in search of some enemy shipping that had been reported. Eventually, nothing was spotted and they brought their bombs home.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: High group.
No Target Attacked
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 42‑97309 545th JD*C KATHLEEN LADY OF VICTORY
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Peters, Lloyd Arman 545 Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Rose, Gerald Dale 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Simpson, Hubert Daniel 545 Completed, Uninjured
Togglier Hall, Horace Homer 545 Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Covell, Charles Francis 545 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Hornack, William Paul 545 Completed, Uninjured
Ball Turret Ketchledge, Edward (NMI) 545 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Bridget, John Harold 545 Wounded
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Hatfield, Lowell Charles 545 Completed, Uninjured
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