Mission # 124

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 3 June 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 124
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 388   (more...)
Mission Comments 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
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 3
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

26 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
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Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑3441[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑32106[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37758.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Cranstoun, Richard Leroy Completed MissionLow Squadron Deputy. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑32106.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Shelley, John K Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97072Kelly, John Thomas Completed MissionLead Squadron, Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Thoma, Edward Paul Completed MissionHigh Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Bagby, Donald Woods Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Pring, Robert Bradford Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Rosborough, James Edward Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Birckhead, Robert Bruce Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97309Burkhard, James Albert Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367Hannaford, Vernon Lloyal Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Pryor, Raymond Thomas Completed MissionGroup Lead. PFF aircraft and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Peterson, Harold William Completed MissionLow Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Fitzgerald, Thomas Hayward Completed MissionHigh Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Rucker, David Leroy Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Liebert, Jack Louis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Van Every, Russell Meredith Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Peck, Harland K Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Shearer, Wilbur Lee Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Ungerman, Kenneth Armistead Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064MacFarlane, Menzies James Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Smith, Charles Grover Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, Eng, RO) not identified in Group records.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Menke, Robert A Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT