Mission # 101

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 7 May 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 101
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 342
Mission Comments Rail Transportation Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew two group formations as the lead and low groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The bombing radar on both the lead and deputy ships were erratic, but worked when needed.
Primary Target Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 33
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 4
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

43 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
42‑3441[N/A]ScrubbedHale returned this aircraft to base with a runaway prop. Replaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37792.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211Miller, James GilmoreCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Goller, Theodore (NMI)Failed to ReturnAt 1020 hrs had #2 engine feathered and started straggling five minutes later, then feathered #4 and peeled off in sharp glide to left rather fast, but still under control; at 1022 jettisoned bombs and turned back at 1027; flak, crashed near Jade, Germany. MACR 4811
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364West, George BerryCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑31435.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑31364.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31801Lotz, William HenryCompleted MissionWing deputy. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Knapp, Paul BernardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Birckhead, Robert BruceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Corcoran, John JosephCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97081.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37788Brown, James WesleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Hale, Charles EugeneCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑3441.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Gottfried, Raymond NathanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Sharff, Sampson (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Bennett, Phillip NathanCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97081[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37776.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Decker, Charles EdgarAbortedHigh Squadron lead, low group. Turned back due to crew illness;
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Cole, Howard WoodrowCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter ThomasCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Rimbold, Arthur ArimeseCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Inman, Loren AlexanderCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Kelsay, Omar FrankFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Humbles, Alfred TCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Smith, Charles GroverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Wright, James WileyAbortedTurned back due to severe diarrhea in pilot, co-pilot, and navigator due to bad potato salad at the snack bar the night before; other cases were reported.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Berbrich, John MartinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Druckenmiller, Leon CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367Kelly, John ThomasCompleted MissionLow group deputy. Bomb release mechanism malfunctioned; bombs jettisoned 16 minutes after target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97404Johnson, William TCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Wortman, Marshall (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Sullivan, James DominicCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Barad, Robert LeoCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group. Ground spare; replaced 42‑102442.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97543Morrison, Donald SylvesterCompleted MissionWing lead. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97573Pompe, Bernard JosephFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102402Castleman, Milton EugeneCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Bennett, Dewayne (NMI)Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97521.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Foster, James ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Laboda, Joseph StanleyCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Pulliam, Lyle JamesCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Courtemanche, Ralph EudorCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Meland, Ralph WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Peterson, Harold WilliamCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT