Mission # 128

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 6 June 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 128
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 394   (more...)
Mission Comments 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 Lee Completed MissionL Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Shelley, John K Completed MissionM Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Smith, Charles Grover Completed MissionJ Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Kelly, John Thomas Completed MissionK Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Gottfried, Raymond Nathan Completed MissionI Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Thoma, Edward Paul Completed MissionJ Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Malone, John J Completed MissionJ Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hannaford, Vernon Lloyal Completed MissionM Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Eakins, Robert Nathanial Completed MissionL Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Roth, Verle Leroy Completed MissionK Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Pring, Robert Bradford Completed MissionK Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Hale, Charles Eugene Completed MissionK Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Gowder, Charles Fred Completed MissionM Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Strong, Bert F Completed MissionL Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Melzar, Raymond Augustus Completed MissionI Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97574Morrison, Donald Sylvester Completed 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 Thomas Completed MissionL Squadron Lead. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Brown, Billie Barnard Completed MissionK Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Liebert, Jack Louis Completed MissionL Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Fairfield, William Adelbert Completed MissionI Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Wortman, Marshall (NMI) Completed MissionM Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Fitzgerald, Thomas Hayward Completed MissionJ Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Peterson, Walter Thomas Completed MissionL Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Gibson, James Allen Completed MissionJ Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur Arimese Completed MissionI Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Melsen, Howard Carl Completed MissionJ Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Kelley, Robert Encil Completed MissionI Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Peck, Harland K Completed MissionM Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064MacFarlane, Menzies James Completed MissionK Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121June, Glenn Joseph Completed MissionM Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused