Mission # 114

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 24 May 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 114
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 367   (more...)
Mission Comments Big "B" And Bad Weather
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew two groups today, the lead and low groups of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing. Weather at the primary target required use of PFF aiming. The lead ship PFF set failed on the bomb run, so the wing deputy was ordered to take over, which was successfully accomplished. Bombs were away on the primary target with unobserved results. After bombs-away, the low group became separated from the wing, and eventually joined a wing led by the 94th BG for the return to England.
Primary Target Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 33
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 2
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

43 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
42‑3429[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑31364Seamon, Grover Lawrence Failed to ReturnLead Group. Hit by flak after bombs-away, crashed in Herzberg, Germany (12 km SSE of Neuruppin). MACR 5268
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Cranstoun, Richard Leroy Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Ungerman, Kenneth Armistead Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37785[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare aircraft 42‑31364.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Brown, Billie Barnard AbortedLow Group. Turned back at 0747 hrs; all four generators were oscillating; there was insufficient power to operate a/c properly.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Peck, Harland K Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Rosborough, James Edward Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Halasz, John Julius Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Decker, Charles Edgar Completed MissionLow Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Wright, James Wiley Completed MissionLow Group Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Courtemanche, Ralph Eudor Completed MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter Thomas Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Hall, Barney Marcus Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Roth, Verle Leroy Completed MissionLow Group Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Pring, Robert Bradford Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Humbles, Alfred T Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Meland, Ralph W Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Kelly, John Thomas Completed MissionLow Group High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Bagby, Donald Woods Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Gowder, Charles Fred Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Boger, Eugene Arthur Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead Group Flying Spare.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Pompe, Bernard Joseph Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367MacFarlane, Menzies James Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare aircraft 42‑107057.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97543[305th BG Pilot]Completed MissionWing Peputy. PFF aircraft and unidentified crew members provided by 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105. 305th pilot: Bordeman.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97573Druckenmiller, Leon C AbortedLead Group. Turned back due to failure of the oxygen system.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97647Pryor, Raymond Thomas Completed MissionWing Lead. PFF ship and radio operator (T/Sgt L A Taylor) provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105. Col. William L Travis, 41st Bomb Wing, aboard as combat flight leader.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Burkhard, James Albert Completed MissionLead Group High Squadron Deputy. Unable to open malfunctioning bomb-bay doors over primary target, attacked a TOO at 53°00'N, 13°10'E.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Birckhead, Robert Bruce Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Gottfried, Raymond Nathan Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Adams, William Lowell Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead Group Flying Spare.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Van Every, Russell Meredith Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Kelley, Robert Encil Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Sullivan, James Dominic Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Group Flying Spare. Joined the formation and completed the mission, bombing with the Low Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Hale, Charles Eugene Completed MissionLow Group. Ground Spare aircraft. Replaced 42‑97447.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Stevens, Raymond Robert Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Gekakis, Anthony Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Malone, John J Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Kirkpatrick, William Hugh Completed MissionLead Group High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Peterson, Harold William Completed MissionLead Group Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107221Sammons, Gerald Busby Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT