Mission # 116

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 27 May 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 116
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 373   (more...)
Mission Comments Bad Day For The Railroad
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) Flew two groups today, the lead and low groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing. Weather at the primary target was clear enough for visual bombing. The lead group's bombs hit the primary target area, and the low group aimed at adjacent railroad shops, with their bombs falling across the primary target and the shops.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 37
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

45 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
42‑3441MacFarlane, Menzies JamesAbortedLead Group, Flying Spare aircraft. Turned back at 1053 hrs because Tokyo tank would not feed.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Sammons, Gerald BusbyCompleted MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Cranstoun, Richard LeroyCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Deputy. Forced to jettison bomb load at 1212 hrs because one of his engines went out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Fitzgerald, Thomas HaywardCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37974Hall, Barney MarcusCompleted MissionLow Group. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97521. This crew took off in 42‑97521 but landed immediately because #3 engine was running rough.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982James, Robert HueyCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Inman, Loren AlexanderCompleted MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑39888Maggart, Richard LeeCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Wright, James WileyCompleted MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead. Jettisoned bombs two minutes after target due to personnel failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Sullivan, James DominicCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter ThomasCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Halasz, John JuliusFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Group, Flying Spare Aircraft. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Pring, Robert BradfordCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Brown, Billie BarnardCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Hale, Charles EugeneCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Carey, Gates ChapmanCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Brown, Donald HaroldCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Adams, William LowellCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Gowder, Charles FredCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Boger, Eugene ArthurCompleted MissionLow Group. Landed away at Boxted Airfield, AAF Station 150, on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Pompe, Bernard JosephCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Wortman, Marshall (NMI)Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521[N/A]ScrubbedLanded immediately after taking off because #3 engine was running rough. Replaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37974.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97573Kirkpatrick, William HughCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Smith, Dale OrvilleCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Lead. PFF ship provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Pryor, Raymond ThomasCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Deputy. PFF ship provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Birckhead, Robert BruceCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Kelly, John ThomasFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Thoma, Edward PaulCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Rucker, David LeroyCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Dean, Ralph MerrickCompleted MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Van Every, Russell MFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Group, Flying Spare Aircraft. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Rosborough, James EdwardCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur ArimeseCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Ungerman, Kenneth ACompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Kelley, Robert EncilCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Peck, Harland KCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Stevens, Raymond RobertCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Gibson, James AllenCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Peterson, Harold WilliamCompleted MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107221Lane, Edward WilliamCompleted MissionLow Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT