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Mission # 130

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 7 June 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Show Operations
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 130, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 397
Bombers Cut Transport Routes
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided the Lead and Low Groups for the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Tactical support for the invasion was provided with an attack on transport routes through and around Caen. Bombs were dropped using Gee-H aiming.
Primary Target Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Condé-sur-Noireau, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 4
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Aborted - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives
Other Mission Documents 7 June 1944, 401st Bomb Group Lead Crew, Sammons, Pryor

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
42‑3441Hannaford, Vernon LloyalCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑31435Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Cranstoun, Richard LeroySpare, Completed MissionLow Group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑37785Melzar, Raymond AugustusAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back; superchargers ran away and became uncontrollable.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Halasz, John JuliusCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982James, Robert HueyCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Shelley, John KCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Gottfried, Raymond NathanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Melsen, Howard CarlCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Brown, Billie BarnardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Eakins, Robert NathanialCompleted MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Roth, Verle LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Pring, Robert BradfordCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Humbles, Alfred ThomasCompleted MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251June, Glenn JosephCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Kelly, John ThomasCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Birckhead, Robert BruceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Fairfield, William AdelbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Peterson, Walter ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Kelley, Robert EncilCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97521Burkhard, James AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Sammons, Gerald BusbyCompleted MissionThis aircraft was sent to lead the 401st BG on today's mission.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Wortman, Marshall (NMI)Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Adams, William LowellCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Keate, Richard CliffordCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Smith, Charles GroverCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Lead. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Maggart, Richard LeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Fitzgerald, Thomas HaywardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Rucker, David LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Dean, Ralph MerrickCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Carey, Gates ChapmanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur ArimeseSpare, Completed MissionLow Group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Thoma, Edward PaulCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Strong, Bert FranklinCompleted MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Gibson, James AllenSpare, Completed MissionLead Group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Sullivan, James DominicCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064MacFarlane, Menzies JamesSpare, Completed MissionLead Group Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Malone, John JamesCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Helmley, Loyd ElmerCompleted MissionLow Group Lead. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Pompe, Bernard JosephCompleted MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Hale, Charles EugeneCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT