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 James AbortedLead Group, Flying Spare aircraft. Turned back at 1053 hrs because Tokyo tank would not feed.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Sammons, Gerald Busby Completed MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Cranstoun, Richard Leroy Completed 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 Hayward Completed 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 Marcus Completed 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 Huey Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Inman, Loren Alexander Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑39888Maggart, Richard Lee Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Wright, James Wiley Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead. Jettisoned bombs two minutes after target due to personnel failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Sullivan, James Dominic Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter Thomas Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Halasz, John Julius Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Group, Flying Spare Aircraft. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Pring, Robert Bradford Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Brown, Billie Barnard Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Hale, Charles Eugene Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Carey, Gates Chapman Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Brown, Donald Harold Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Adams, William Lowell Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Gowder, Charles Fred Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Boger, Eugene Arthur Completed MissionLow Group. Landed away at Boxted Airfield, AAF Station 150, on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Pompe, Bernard Joseph Completed 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 Hugh Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Smith, Dale Orville Completed MissionLead Group, Wing Lead. PFF ship provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Pryor, Raymond Thomas Completed MissionLead Group, Wing Deputy. PFF ship provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Birckhead, Robert Bruce Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Kelly, John Thomas Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Thoma, Edward Paul Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Rucker, David Leroy Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Dean, Ralph Merrick Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Van Every, Russell Meredith Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Group, Flying Spare Aircraft. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Rosborough, James Edward Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur Arimese Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Ungerman, Kenneth Armistead Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Kelley, Robert Encil Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Peck, Harland Kenneth Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Stevens, Raymond Robert Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Gibson, James Allen Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Bagby, Donald Woods Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Peterson, Harold William Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107221Lane, Edward William Completed MissionLow Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT