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Mission # 114

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 24 May 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 114, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 367
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 - 32
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Scrubbed - 2
Aborted - 2
Failed To Return - 1
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
42‑3429[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑31364Seamon, Grover LawrenceFailed 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 LeroyCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Ungerman, Kenneth ArmisteadCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑37785[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare aircraft 42‑31364.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Brown, Billie BarnardAborted Mission After Taking Off.Low 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 KennethCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Rosborough, James EdwardCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Halasz, John JuliusCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Decker, Charles EdgarCompleted MissionLow Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Wright, James WileyCompleted MissionLow Group Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Courtemanche, Ralph EudorCompleted MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter ThomasCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Hall, Barney MarcusCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Roth, Verle LeroyCompleted MissionLow Group Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Pring, Robert BradfordCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Humbles, Alfred ThomasCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Meland, Ralph WendellCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Kelly, John ThomasCompleted MissionLow Group High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Gowder, Charles FredCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Boger, Eugene ArthurFlying Spare, Returned As BriefedLead Group Flying Spare.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Pompe, Bernard JosephCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367MacFarlane, Menzies JamesCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare aircraft 42‑107057.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97573Druckenmiller, Leon CAborted Mission After Taking Off.Lead Group. Turned back due to failure of the oxygen system.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97647Pryor, Raymond ThomasCompleted 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 AlbertCompleted 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 BruceCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Gottfried, Raymond NathanCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Adams, William LowellFlying Spare, Returned As BriefedLead Group Flying Spare.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Van Every, Russell MeredithCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Kelley, Robert EncilCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Sullivan, James DominicSpare, Completed MissionLow Group Flying Spare. Joined the formation and completed the mission, bombing with the Low Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Hale, Charles EugeneCompleted MissionLow Group. Ground Spare aircraft. Replaced 42‑97447.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Stevens, Raymond RobertCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Gekakis, AnthonyCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Malone, John JamesCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Kirkpatrick, William HughCompleted MissionLead Group High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Peterson, Harold WilliamCompleted MissionLead Group Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107221Sammons, Gerald BusbyCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT