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 ACompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Pompe, Bernard JosephCompleted MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102459.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Halasz, John JuliusCompleted MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Gottfried, Raymond NathanCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982James, Robert HueyCompleted MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Shelley, John KCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Smith, Charles GroverCompleted MissionHigh Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Kelly, John ThomasCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Maggart, Richard LeeCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97142June, Glenn JosephCompleted MissionHigh Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hannaford, Vernon LloyalCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Burkhard, James AlbertCompleted MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Eakins, Robert NathanialCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Roth, Verle LeroyCompleted MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97237Humbles, Alfred TCompleted MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Birckhead, Robert BruceCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Gibson, James AllenCompleted MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Melzar, Raymond AugustusCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Kirkpatrick, William HughCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Kelley, Robert EncilCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Pring, Robert BradfordCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Carey, Gates ChapmanFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Cranstoun, Richard LeroyCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Pryor, Raymond ThomasCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Lead. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Peterson, Harold WilliamCompleted MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Liebert, Jack LouisFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37792.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Gowder, Charles FredCompleted MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Rucker, David LeroyCompleted MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Adams, William LowellCompleted MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Thoma, Edward PaulCompleted MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur ArimeseCompleted MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Fitzgerald, Thomas HaywardCompleted MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Strong, Bert FCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Ungerman, Kenneth ArmisteadCompleted MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Peck, Harland KCompleted MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Stevens, Raymond RobertCompleted MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Bennett, Dewayne (NMI)Completed MissionLow Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Brown, Billie BarnardFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT