2022 REUNION
IN ARLINGTON, VA
OCTOBER 19-23

Mission # 128

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 6 June 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Show Operations
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 128, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 394
Tactical Bridges Targeted
The second D-Day mission for the 384th Bombardment Group (H) sent five Squadrons, referred to as I, J, K, L, and M Squadrons in mission records, to knock out important bridges behind the invasion beaches as units of Air Task Force #2. These formations included two PFF-equipped aircraft from the 305th BG. All B-17s on this mission dropped their 500- and 1000-pound bombs on signal from the Lead PFF ships, with unobserved results.
Primary Target Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 30
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

34 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
42‑31435[N/A]Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑37982Maggart, Richard LeeCompleted MissionL Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Shelley, John KCompleted MissionM Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Smith, Charles GroverCompleted MissionJ Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Kelly, John ThomasCompleted MissionK Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Gottfried, Raymond NathanCompleted MissionI Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Thoma, Edward PaulCompleted MissionJ Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Malone, John JamesCompleted MissionJ Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hannaford, Vernon LloyalCompleted MissionM Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Eakins, Robert NathanialCompleted MissionL Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Roth, Verle LeroyCompleted MissionK Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Pring, Robert BradfordCompleted MissionK Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Hale, Charles EugeneCompleted MissionK Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Gowder, Charles FredCompleted MissionM Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Strong, Bert FranklinCompleted MissionL Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Melzar, Raymond AugustusCompleted MissionI Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97574Morrison, Donald SylvesterCompleted MissionI Squadron Lead. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105. Col. William L Travis, 41st Bomb Wing, aboard as I Group combat flight leader.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Pryor, Raymond ThomasCompleted MissionL Squadron Lead. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Brown, Billie BarnardCompleted MissionK Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Liebert, Jack LouisCompleted MissionL Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Fairfield, William AdelbertCompleted MissionI Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Wortman, Marshall (NMI)Completed MissionM Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Fitzgerald, Thomas HaywardCompleted MissionJ Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Peterson, Walter ThomasCompleted MissionL Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Gibson, James AllenCompleted MissionJ Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur ArimeseCompleted MissionI Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Melsen, Howard CarlCompleted MissionJ Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Kelley, Robert EncilCompleted MissionI Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Peck, Harland KennethCompleted MissionM Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064MacFarlane, Menzies JamesCompleted MissionK Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121June, Glenn JosephCompleted MissionM Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused