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 Chapman Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97204. High Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter Thomas Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Meland, Ralph Wendell Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97142
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Cole, Howard Woodrow Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Smith, Charles Grover Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Miller, James Gilmore Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Helmley, Loyd Elmer Completed MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Berbrich, John Martin Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Barad, Robert Leo Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Pompe, Bernard Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97404Birckhead, Robert Bruce Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102402Strand, Robert Earl AbortedTurned back at 0815 hrs because pilot became ill.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Bennett, Dewayne (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Kirkpatrick, William Hugh Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Malone, John James Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102548Courtemanche, Ralph Eudor AbortedTurned back at 0856 hrs because left waist gunner became ill.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Pulliam, Lyle James Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Sullivan, James Dominic AbortedTurned back at 1000 hrs because #4 prop ran away, #2 engine became rough, & #1 engine had high fuel pressure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Laboda, Joseph Stanley AbortedGroup deputy. Turned back at 0849 hrs because #3 prop governor was throwing oil and pressure dropped to 65 lbs.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Peterson, Harold William Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT