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Mission # 124

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 3 June 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Show Operations
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 124, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 388
Equipment Difficulties
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 'second' Group (30 seconds behind the 303rd BG) of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's morning mission. The first bomb run was started as a PFF run, but the target became clearly visible, causing the crew to switch to visual aiming. In that process, the AFCE went out, necessitating a second try. On the second bomb run, the target could not be picked up visually, nor could any other briefed target be seen. Finally, a gun emplacement in the area was seen and attacked.
Primary Target Target: Coastal Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Le Touquet, France
Target Attacked (Mode) TOO (Visual)
Target: Artillery Emplacement
Type: Military
Location: 50°23'N,1°38'E (3 miles SE of Berck-sur-Mer), France
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 18
Flight Completed - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Scrubbed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

26 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 
42‑32106[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37758.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Cranstoun, Richard LeroyCompleted MissionLow Squadron Deputy. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑32106.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Shelley, John KCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014[N/A]Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97072Kelly, John ThomasCompleted MissionLead Squadron, Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Thoma, Edward PaulCompleted MissionHigh Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Pring, Robert BradfordCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Rosborough, James EdwardFlying Spare, Returned As Briefed SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Birckhead, Robert BruceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97309Burkhard, James AlbertFlying Spare, Returned As Briefed SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367Hannaford, Vernon LloyalCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Pryor, Raymond ThomasCompleted MissionGroup Lead. PFF aircraft and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Peterson, Harold WilliamCompleted MissionLow Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Fitzgerald, Thomas HaywardCompleted MissionHigh Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Rucker, David LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Liebert, Jack LouisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Van Every, Russell MeredithCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Peck, Harland KennethCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Shearer, Wilbur LeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Ungerman, Kenneth ArmisteadCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064MacFarlane, Menzies JamesFlying Spare, Returned As Briefed SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Smith, Charles GroverFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, Eng, RO) not identified in Group records.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Menke, Robert ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT