Mission # 126

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 5 June 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 126
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 392   (more...)
Mission Comments Two Targets Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided three 12-aircraft groups forming the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing for today's mission. The 41A Wing led this 1st Air Division Air Task Force of six Wings. While the High and Low Groups bombed the primary on the first run, the Lead Group had trouble locating the target with enough accuracy to release its bombs. After a second unsuccessful run, the Lead Group attacked a target of opportunity (TOO) - another artillery battery - near Morsalines, France.
Primary Target Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 3
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

42 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
42‑3441Menke, Robert A Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Pompe, Bernard Joseph Completed MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102459.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Halasz, John Julius Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Gottfried, Raymond Nathan Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982James, Robert Huey Completed MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Shelley, John K Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Smith, Charles Grover Completed MissionHigh Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Kelly, John Thomas Completed MissionLead Group, Wing Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Maggart, Richard Lee Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97142June, Glenn Joseph Completed MissionHigh Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hannaford, Vernon Lloyal Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Burkhard, James Albert Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Eakins, Robert Nathanial Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Roth, Verle Leroy Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97237Humbles, Alfred T Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Birckhead, Robert Bruce Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Gibson, James Allen Completed MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Melzar, Raymond Augustus Completed MissionLow Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Kirkpatrick, William Hugh Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Kelley, Robert Encil Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Pring, Robert Bradford Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Carey, Gates Chapman Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Cranstoun, Richard Leroy Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Pryor, Raymond Thomas Completed MissionLead Group, Wing Lead. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Bagby, Donald Woods Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Peterson, Harold William Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Liebert, Jack Louis Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37792.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Gowder, Charles Fred Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Rucker, David Leroy Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Adams, William Lowell Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Thoma, Edward Paul Completed MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur Arimese Completed MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Fitzgerald, Thomas Hayward Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Strong, Bert Franklin Completed MissionLow Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Ungerman, Kenneth Armistead Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Peck, Harland K Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Stevens, Raymond Robert Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Bennett, Dewayne (NMI) Completed MissionLow Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Brown, Billie Barnard Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT