Mission # 11

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 28 July 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 11
VIII Bomber Command Mission Mission Number 78   (more...)
Mission Comments Aborted Mission
The deputy flight leader assumed the lead after the flight leader aborted. He turned the wing back 30 miles into Germany when the 303rd BG aborted, leaving only 26 aircraft in formation, which was fewer than he was authorized to lead into enemy territory. After turning back, the wing was attacked by 40-50 enemy aircrft of various types. Bombs were jettisoned into the North Sea rather than be dropped on occupied territory.
Primary Target Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Other
Location: Jettisoned in North Sea
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 11
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 7
Returned Early - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

20 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
42‑3222Mattes, Frank George Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
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42‑3231Carrington, Richard Thompson Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3259Algar, Philip Morris Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5848Ogilvie, Donald Potter Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, deputy flight leader. Led wing after flight leader aborted.
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42‑5849Sierens, Ernest Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5889Sprague, Alfred Lee Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29699Frink, Horace Everett AbortedHigh Squadron deputy. Turned back with #2 & #3 engines unable to produce enough power to stay with the formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29700Bishop, Charles W AbortedTurned back with #2 engine supercharger trouble.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29728Higdon, Philip E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29768Willing, Mark Skinner Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29985Lecates, Robert Leslie AbortedTurned back after the loss of parts of oxygen system and #1 engine.
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42‑30032Dietel, William (NMI) Failed to ReturnDisabled by enemy aircraft, crashed near Kortwoude, The Netherlands. MACR 15165
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42‑30033Kelly, James Henry Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30043Goulder, Edmund Samuel AbortedTurned back because they couldn't keep up with formation; detonation suspected.
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42‑30046Wilson, Clayton R AbortedTurned back when #2 supercharger failed.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30065Keck, George B Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30139Swank, Robert Dale AbortedTurned back with #2 engine trouble.
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42‑30142Gilmore, William Featherston AbortedWing lead. Turned back with #2 engine out. Bombed unidentified location on island of Terschelling, The Netherlands.
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42‑30145Harry, William Russell Returned EarlyTurned back before target with major battle damage.
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42‑30196Armstrong, James Edwin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT