Mission # 102

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 8 May 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 102
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 344
Mission Comments Transportation Targeted
In the first of two missions today, the 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing. After the long ride to Berlin, bombs were dropped using PFF aiming of the wing lead.
Primary Target Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 16
Aborted - 4
Scrubbed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

23 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
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97142Carey, Gates ChapmanCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97204. High Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Meland, Ralph WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97142
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Cole, Howard WoodrowCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Smith, Charles GroverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Miller, James GilmoreCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Helmley, Loyd ElmerCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Berbrich, John MartinCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Barad, Robert LeoCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Pompe, Bernard JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97404Birckhead, Robert BruceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102402Strand, Robert EarlAbortedTurned back at 0815 hrs because pilot became ill.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Bennett, Dewayne (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Kirkpatrick, William HughCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Malone, John JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102548Courtemanche, Ralph EudorAbortedTurned back at 0856 hrs because left waist gunner became ill.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Pulliam, Lyle JamesCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Sullivan, James DominicAbortedTurned back at 1000 hrs because #4 prop ran away, #2 engine became rough, & #1 engine had high fuel pressure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Laboda, Joseph StanleyAbortedGroup deputy. Turned back at 0849 hrs because #3 prop governor was throwing oil and pressure dropped to 65 lbs.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Peterson, Harold WilliamCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT