Mission # 98

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 29 April 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 98
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 327
Mission Comments Industry Targeted
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing for today's mission. Bombing was done in wing formation on wing lead, with unobserved results. This was a particularly costly mission for the Eighth Air Force: 63 heavy bombers of the 679 dispatched failed to return.
Primary Target Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 16
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 4
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

27 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
42‑31364[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑37758[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97188.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Peterson, Harold William Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Bennett, Phillip Nathan AbortedGroup lead. Co-pilot and navigator became violently ill.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97081Meland, Ralph Wendell Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Miller, James Gilmore Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Birckhead, Robert Bruce Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37758.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Coleman, Lee Browning AbortedFlying spare; turned back at 0932; could not find formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Wright, James Wiley Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Humbles, Alfred T Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Corcoran, John Joseph AbortedTurned back at 0915 hrs near Cromer because gas fumes were noted throughout the ship and gas was leaking from rght wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Brown, Donald Harold Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Strand, Robert Earl Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97309Pompe, Bernard Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367Kelly, John Thomas Completed MissionGroup deputy. Assumed lead after group lead aborted.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97404[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97510Horton, Lloyd (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Peterson, Walter Thomas Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97573Kirkpatrick, William Hugh Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102402Inman, Loren Alexander Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Barad, Robert Leo AbortedLow Squadron deputy. Turned back at 0913 hrs when tail gunner became very ill.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102448Bouvier, James Andrew Failed to ReturnAfter bombs away, was attacked by an Me-109, which made one pass from the tail; the left wing caught fire and the pilot dived into the clouds; more fighters attacked; aircraft crashed near Brandenburg, Germany. MACR 4242
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Laboda, Joseph Stanley Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Cole, Howard Woodrow Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107074Malone, John James Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Sullivan, James Dominic Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT