Mission # 121

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 31 May 1944
384th Mission Number
 
121
8th Air Force Mission Number 382
Mission Comments Weather Diverts Bombers
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Bad weather in the form of dense clouds prevented the bombers from reaching the primary target area, forcing them to seek targets of opportunity (TOO). Equipment problems (stuck bomb bay doors on the lead aircraft) resulted in the 384th having to seek its own TOO. While the remainder of the wing circled nearby, the 384th made two bomb runs, finally releasing its bombs on the railroad target.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Colmar, France
Target Attacked (Mode) TOO (Visual)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Roosendaal, The Netherlands
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 11
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

17 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sorted by Aircraft serial Number, and may be sorted by any column: click the column head.
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑32106Cranstoun, Richard LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑102620.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Strong, Bert FFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Kelley, Robert EncilCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Johnson, William TCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Eakins, Robert NathanialAbortedTurned back at 0951 hrs because #1 and #3 engine oil temperatures read 90-100 degrees and #3 oil pressure was 45 lbs at altitude.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Burkhard, James AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Liebert, Jack LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Bagby, Donald WoodsFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Pompe, Bernard JosephCompleted MissionLow squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Van Every, Russell MCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Melzar, Raymond AugustusCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Halasz, John JuliusCompleted MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑37822.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by lead ground spare aircraft 42‑107221.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107221Sammons, Gerald BusbyCompleted MissionLead ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑102661. Group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused