Mission # 120

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 30 May 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 120
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 380   (more...)
Mission Comments Airfield Targeted
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the Lead and Low Groups of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing, the last of six Wings in Air Task Force 1, on today's mission. With good conditions for visual bombing, the target was hit hard.
Primary Target Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 31
Aborted - 5
Scrubbed - 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

40 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
42‑3441[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑31484Bennett, Dewayne (NMI) Completed MissionLow Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Malone, John J Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Maggart, Richard Lee AbortedLow Group, original Low Squadron Deputy. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37822. Turned back over field shortly after takeoff because #2 engine became inoperative and had to be feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37792.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Eakins, Robert Nathanial Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Gottfried, Raymond Nathan Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Assumed this role after original Deputy aborted.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Kelly, John Thomas Completed MissionLead Group, Wing Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Strong, Bert F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Brown, Billie Barnard Completed MissionLead Group, Wing Deputy. Assumed this role after original Deputy aborted.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Thoma, Edward Paul Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150MacFarlane, Menzies James Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Kirkpatrick, William Hugh Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Hannaford, Vernon Lloyal Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Inman, Loren Alexander Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251June, Glenn Joseph Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Hale, Charles Eugene AbortedLead Group, original Wing Deputy. Turned back at 0948 hrs because #2 and #3 engines failed.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Birckhead, Robert Bruce Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Meland, Ralph W Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Johnson, William T Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Peterson, Harold William Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Melzar, Raymond Augustus Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Wortman, Marshall (NMI) AbortedTurned back at 0926 hrs because radio operator became ill.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102442.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824James, Robert Huey Completed MissionLow Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Burkhard, James Albert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Liebert, Jack Louis Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97521.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑102459Sullivan, James Dominic Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Gowder, Charles Fred AbortedLead Group, original Low Squadron Deputy. Turned back at 0952 hrs due to illness of tail gunner.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Rosborough, James Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Dean, Ralph Merrick Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Carey, Gates Chapman Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Assumed this role after original Deputy aborted.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur Arimese Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Shearer, Wilbur Lee Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Sammons, Gerald Busby Completed MissionLow Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Melsen, Howard Carl Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Stevens, Raymond Robert AbortedTurned back at 0942 hrs because of a leak in the glycol system behind #2 engine, which pilot thought was an excessive gas leak.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Pompe, Bernard Joseph Completed MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Menke, Robert A Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT