Mission # 100

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 4 May 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 100
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 338
Mission Comments Mission Recalled
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two formations for today's mission; both were assigned the same primary target. A group-sized formation led the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing, and a squadron flew as the high squadron of the high composite group of the 94th Combat Bombardment Wing. Weather scattered formations and disrupted the integrity of the bomber stream, so recall messages were sent by headquarters. The lead group of the 41st CBW received a recall message after penetrating about 50 miles into enemy territory (near Hardenberg, The Netherlands), and turned back at 1008 hrs. The other squadron, while remaining in group formation, had lost the other groups in the 94th CBW: they received a recall message while still over the English Channel, and turned back at 0953 hrs.
Primary Target Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Mission RECALLED - No Target Attacked
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 26
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 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

32 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
42‑31211Miller, James Gilmore Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group, 41st CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Sharff, Sampson (NMI) Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37982.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Peterson, Walter Thomas Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑102518.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37974[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37982[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑31235.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Castleman, Milton Eugene Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, composite high group, 94th CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97081Corcoran, John Joseph Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group, 41st CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Cole, Howard Woodrow Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Harold William Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Gottfried, Raymond Nathan Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Brown, James Wesley Completed MissionHigh Squadron, composite high group, 94th CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Kelsay, Omar Frank Completed MissionHigh Squadron, composite high group, 94th CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Humbles, Alfred T Completed MissionHigh Squadron, composite high group, 94th CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Smith, Charles Grover Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Brown, Donald Harold Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, composite high group, 94th CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Barad, Robert Leo Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group, 41st CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Sullivan, James Dominic Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Foster, James E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Knapp, Paul Bernard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367Wright, James Wiley Completed MissionHigh Squadron, composite high group, 94th CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97404Hall, Barney Marcus Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Wortman, Marshall (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron, composite high group, 94th CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97533Pryor, Raymond Thomas Completed Mission41st Combat Wing deputy. PFF aircraft and unidentified crew members were provided by the 305th BG at Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97573Kirkpatrick, William Hugh Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Morrison, Donald Sylvester Completed Mission41st Combat Wing lead. PFF ship and unidentified crew members were provided by the 305th BG at Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Pulliam, Lyle James Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, lead group, 41st CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37758.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Courtemanche, Ralph Eudor Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Strand, Robert Earl AbortedOxygen went out two hours after take off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Birckhead, Robert Bruce Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT