Mission # 116

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 27 May 1944
384th Mission Number
 
116
8th Air Force Mission Number 373
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 - 38
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

45 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sortable by Aircraft, Pilot, Results, and Mission/Sortie Information
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑3441MacFarlane, Menzies JamesAbortedLead group 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 MissionHigh squadron deputy, low group. Forced to jettison bomb load at 1212 hrs because one of his engines went out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Fitzgerald, Thomas HCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37974Hall, Barney MarcusCompleted MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97521. Low group. 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 MissionLow squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑39888Maggart, Richard LCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Wright, James WileyCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, lead group. 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; 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 MissionHigh squadron lead, lead group.
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 (Station 150) on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Pompe, Bernard JosephCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead, low group.
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 MissionWing lead. PFF ship provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston (Station 105). Additional personnel were provided by the 305th BG, including Donald S Morrison (pilot), Robert E DeMille (co-pilot, assigned as formation observer/tail gunner), David W McKinney (N), Elwood E Buller (R), Joseph E Burger (E/TT), Frederick W Plummer (FG), Raymond F Pardee (FG), all of whom were originally assigned to the 384th/544th, but were transferred to the 305th/422nd in early April.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Pryor, Raymond ThomasCompleted MissionGroup deputy. PFF ship loaned by the 305th BG, Chelveston (Station 105). Radio operator (T/Sgt L A Taylor) probably also 305th.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Birckhead, Robert BruceCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Kelly, John ThomasCompleted MissionWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Thoma, Edward PCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Rucker, David LCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Dean, Ralph MCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Van Every, Russell MFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Rosborough, James EdwardCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur ACompleted 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 squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107221Lane, Edward WilliamCompleted MissionLow group lead.
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