Mission # 1

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 22 June 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 1
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 65
Mission Comments First 384th Combat Mission
Col Budd J Peaslee led the 384th Bombardment Group (H) on this mission. The Group put up 20 aircraft for this mission; two B-17s failed to return, 10 crewmembers were KIA, 1 was MIA, 9 became POW, and 4 were wounded.
Primary Target Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 18
Failed To Return - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Ditched - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

22 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sorted by Pilot, and may be sorted by any column: click the column head.
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑3216Edwards, Floyd ClintonCompleted MissionTail gunner's feet were frostbitten.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3218Armstrong, Lloyd RolandCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3222Mattes, Frank GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3231Carrington, Richard ThompsonCompleted MissionLow squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3317Witt, Francis JohnScrubbedRemainder of crew not identified in mission documents.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5848Ogilvie, Donald PotterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5849Riches, George WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5850Dillingham, Maurice StanleyCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5852Butler, Johnny AddisonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5853Disney, Frederick GuilsomeFailed to Return,
Ditched
Damaged by enemy aircraft; ditched in English Channel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29956Hausenfluck, Jesse DGround Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Ground spare aircraft/crew; did not take off; remainder of crew not identified in mission documents.
42‑30005Henderson, Lykes SheltonCompleted MissionGround spare aircraft/crew; replaced Witt. Landed first with wounded aboard.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Algar, Philip MorrisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30032Dietel, William (NMI)Completed MissionAdditional non-384th crewmember, Maj G E Hagenbuch, appears on the loading list as an instructor pilot (IP).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033Kelly, James HenryCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30040Rosio, Joseph (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30043Hankinson, Gordon JoshuaCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30046Wilson, Clayton RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30065Keck, George BCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30076Olbinski, Robert JamesFailed to ReturnShot down by enemy aircraft; crashed near Wilhelminadoorp, The Netherlands. MACR 2165
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30139Roberts, James RCompleted MissionBomb rack did not work on toggle; bombs jettisoned in the Channel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30143Hall, Ralph JacksonCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT