Mission # 107

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 13 May 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 107
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 355
Mission Comments Clouds Hide Primary - Again!
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 40th Combat Bombardment Wing, and as the high squadron of the high composite group of the 41st CBW on today's mission. The primary target was completely hidden by cloud cover, so the secondary was attacked by both Wings using PFF.
Primary Target Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 23
Failed To Return - 2
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 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

31 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
42‑3441Birckhead, Robert Bruce Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Strickland, Alexander Conwell  Completed MissionLow group lead, 40th CBW. Col. William L Travis, 41st Bomb Wing, aboard as combat flight leader and pilot.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37792Kirkpatrick, William Hugh Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Kelley, Robert Encil Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107057
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888[N/A]ScrubbedOriginally assigned to the Halasz Crew for duty as a flying spare; did not take off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Castleman, Milton Eugene Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Rucker, David Leroy Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, high composite group, 41st CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Meland, Ralph W Completed MissionHigh Squadron, high composite group, 41st CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Adams, William Lowell Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, low group, 40th CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Roth, Verle Leroy Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Stevens, Raymond Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Hale, Charles Eugene Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Smith, Charles Grover Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, high composite group, 41st CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Johnson, William T Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, low group, 40th CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Rimbold, Arthur Arimese Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group 40th CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Pulliam, Lyle James Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367MacFarlane, Menzies James Completed MissionTurned back at 1326 hrs with battle damage to #2 engine, which had to be feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97404Francis, Thomas Rex Failed to ReturnGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑39888. While formation was under enemy aircraft attack, pulled out of formation to the left and was seen circling under control, with fires under inboard sections and both wings; five chutes emerged; crashed near Loitz, Germany. MACR 4813
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Dean, Ralph Merrick Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Burkhard, James Albert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97573Lane, Edward William Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102402Wright, James Wiley Completed MissionLow group deputy, 40th CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Strand, Robert Earl Completed MissionHigh Squadron, high composite group, 41st CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Bennett, Dewayne (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, low group, 40th CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102548Baker, Charles Washington Failed to ReturnWhile formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles S of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617James, Robert Huey Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Rosborough, James Edward Completed MissionHigh Squadron, high composite group, 41st CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Druckenmiller, Leon C Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Carey, Gates Chapman Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined high Squadron, high composite group, 41st CBW.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Sullivan, James Dominic Completed MissionHigh Squadron, high composite group, 41st CBW.
SORTIE REPORT