2022 REUNION
IN ARLINGTON, VA
OCTOBER 19-23

Mission # 125

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 4 June 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Show Operations
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 125, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 389
Tactical Targets Again
The 41st Combat Bombardment Wing contributed three two-group wings for today's mission. The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41B Wing, in the Wing's Lead and Low Group positions. The Eighth Air Force continued the pressure on enemy ground forces ahead of the invasion with this attack on prepared artillery emplacements.
Primary Target Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Aborted - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

44 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
42‑3441Shelley, John KCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑31484Pompe, Bernard JosephCompleted MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Strong, Bert FranklinAborted Mission After Taking Off.Lead Group. Turned back over Brighton because #2 engine was giving trouble and pulling only 17 inches, due to a hole in the exhaust collection ring.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Van Every, Russell MeredithFlying Spare, Returned As BriefedLead Group Flying Spare. Returned as briefed.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑37974Halasz, John JuliusSpare, Completed MissionLead group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982James, Robert HueyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Hannaford, Vernon LloyalCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014[N/A]Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑38208Johnson, William TCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97139June, Glenn JosephCompleted MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Malone, John JamesCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Menke, Robert ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter ThomasCompleted MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Eakins, Robert NathanialCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Roth, Verle LeroyCompleted MissionLow Group; did not bomb target due to incorrectly set up intervalometer.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Pring, Robert BradfordCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Brown, Billie BarnardCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Sullivan, James DominicCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Birckhead, Robert BruceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Gibson, James AllenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Melzar, Raymond AugustusCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Kirkpatrick, William HughCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Kelley, Robert EncilCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Wortman, Marshall (NMI)Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Burkhard, James AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97533Nuttall, Alfred CharlesCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Lead. PFF aircraft and unidentified crew members supplied by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97637Stallings, Gordon KennethCompleted MissionLow Group Lead. PFF ship and unidentified crew members were supplied by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Cranstoun, Richard LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Rimbold, Arthur ArimeseCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Rosborough, James EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Fitzgerald, Thomas HaywardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Dean, Ralph MerrickCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Carey, Gates ChapmanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Gottfried, Raymond NathanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Shearer, Wilbur LeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Adams, William LowellCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Peck, Harland KennethSpare, Completed MissionLow Group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Stevens, Raymond RobertSpare, Completed MissionLow Group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121MacFarlane, Menzies JamesCompleted MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Kelly, John ThomasCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT