Mission # 10

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 25 July 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 10
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 76
Mission Comments Smoke Screen Challenges Bombardiers
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as part of the 103rd Combat Wing on today's mission. A flak barrage was thrown up in the target area but caused little damage. However, an estimated 300 enemy fighters attacked the formation in the target area, resulting in many losses for the group. The target partially obscured by smoke screen but the bombardiers were able to see enough ground points to make an effective attack.
Primary Target Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 11
Failed To Return - 6
Aborted - 3
Scrubbed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Ditched - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

25 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
42‑3024Ward, P JFailed to ReturnDamaged by enemy action, details uncertain; crashed in Hamburg, Germany area. MACR 16117
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3069Hankinson, Gordon JoshuaFailed to ReturnDisabled by enemy action over target; details unknown; crashed in Hamburg, Germany area. No MACR
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3075Hegewald, John MartinFailed to ReturnLow Squadron Deputy. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑29728. Disabled by enemy action over target; details unknown; crashed in Wesel, Germany area. No MACR
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3088Christman, Clarence RayFailed to ReturnDisabled by enemy action over target; details unknown; crashed in Hamburg, Germany area. No MACR
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3122Hall, Ralph JacksonFailed to ReturnDisabled by enemy action over target; details unknown; crashed in Hamburg, Germany area. No MACR
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3218Armstrong, Lloyd RolandCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3222Mattes, Frank GeorgeCompleted MissionGroup Deputy Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3259Armstrong, James EdwinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5806Swank, Robert DaleCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Oulton, Norfolk, on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5855Edwards, Floyd ClintonCompleted MissionThe pilot was wounded shortly after crossing the enemy coast, so co-pilot flew most of the mission.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5883Estes, Thomas JeffersonFailed to Return,
Ditched
Low Squadron Lead. Damaged by flak and fighters, ditched in the North Sea. Rescued by a Danish fishing boat; returned to duty.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5889Sprague, Alfred LeeCompleted MissionOnly aircraft/crew of the Low Squadron to return to Grafton Underwood today.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29670Hall, Kelmer JamesFailed to ReturnDisabled by enemy action over target; details unknown; crashed in Hamburg, Germany area. No MACR
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29686[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑29728[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑30075.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29927Higdon, Philip ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29985Lecates, Robert LeslieCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Algar, Philip MorrisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30030Bishop, Charles WAbortedHigh Squadron Deputy. Turned back at 1435 hrs at Splasher 5 because prop on #2 engine ran away.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30032Dietel, William (NMI)AbortedHigh Squadron Lead. Turned back at 1443 hrs because #1 prop ran away.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑30043[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑30046Wilson, Clayton RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30139Carrington, Richard ThompsonCompleted MissionGroup Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30145Harry, William RussellAbortedTurned back 15 miles from English coast because ball turret was inoperative and the RPM on engine #1 dropped to zero.
SORTIE REPORT