Mission # 105

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 11 May 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 105
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 351
Mission Comments Railroads Targeted
The 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) provided two group formations for today's mission. The first group flew as the high group of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing (41A Group) to attack Saarbrücken. Clouds obscured the primary target, as well as targets in the Metz, Luxembourg, and Brussels areas, so bombs were held, in keeping with the policy of requiring visual identification and targeting of locations in occupied territory. The second group flew as the high group of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing (41B Group) to attack Ehrang. Although thick haze covered the target area, there was sufficient visibility to identify and attack the primary target.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

42 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
42‑3440[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑3441[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑31364Johnson, William T Completed Mission41A Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435James, Robert Huey Completed Mission41A Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Helmley, Loyd Elmer Completed Mission41A Group, Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Cranstoun, Richard Leroy Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Cole, Howard Woodrow Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Inman, Loren Alexander Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑38208Bennett, Phillip Nathan Completed Mission41B Group, Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Gottfried, Raymond Nathan Completed Mission41A Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072[N/A]Scrubbed41B Group. Replaced by Ground Spare aircraft 42‑97263.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Strand, Robert Earl Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Rucker, David Leroy Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter Thomas Completed Mission41A Group, Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Hall, Barney Marcus Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Roth, Verle Leroy Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Kelsay, Omar Frank Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Humbles, Alfred T Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Smith, Charles Grover Completed Mission41B Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Hale, Charles Eugene Completed Mission41B Group, Ground Spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97072.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97273Berbrich, John Martin Completed Mission41B Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Druckenmiller, Leon C Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Pompe, Bernard Joseph Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367Castleman, Milton Eugene Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97404Francis, Thomas Rex Completed Mission41A Group. Jettisoned incendiaries.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Wortman, Marshall (NMI) Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97573Burkhard, James Albert Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102402Brown, Donald Harold Completed Mission41B Group, Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Bennett, Dewayne (NMI) Completed Mission41A Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Murchan, Lawrence Aloysius Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Shearer, Wilbur Lee Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Dean, Ralph Merrick Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102548Sullivan, James Dominic Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
41B Group, Flying Spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Pulliam, Lyle James Aborted41A Group. Turned back with low manifold pressure in #2 & #4 engines.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur Arimese Completed Mission41A Group. Jettisoned incendiaries.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Carey, Gates Chapman Completed Mission41B Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Courtemanche, Ralph Eudor Completed Mission41B Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Malone, John J Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Laboda, Joseph Stanley Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Peterson, Harold William Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT