Mission # 133

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 12 June 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 133
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 407   (more...)
Mission Comments A Different Bridge Destroyed
The 384th supplied all three groups of the 41st C Wing, with Col Robert E Travis aboard the Wing Lead aircraft as Air Commander. Clouds obscured the primary target, so the wing attacked a target of opportunity (TOO). Strike photos reveal that the wing bombed a highway bridge across the River Rance, just west of La Ville-ès-Nonais. Target locations taken from Google Maps, with reference to strike photo in mission folder.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Target Attacked (Mode) TOO (Visual)
Target: Highway Bridge at 48°32'N,1°58'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Ville-ès-Nonais, France
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 37
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

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
42‑37758Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37982Melzar, Raymond AugustusCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Shelley, John KCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Humbles, Alfred TCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97251.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Peck, Harland KCompleted MissionFlying Spare Aircraft. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hannaford, Vernon LloyalCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter ThomasCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Summerville, Robert DanaCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Roth, Verle LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Brown, Billie BarnardCompleted MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Meland, Ralph WCompleted MissionHigh Group Deputy. Ground Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42‑97139.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Birckhead, Robert BruceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Gowder, Charles FredCompleted MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Murchan, Lawrence AloysiusCompleted MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Ground Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42‑102617, which was transferred to Carey in the lead group. Returned one 2000-pound bomb due to a malfunction in bomb racks.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Burkhard, James AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320James, Robert HueyFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare Aircraft. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97824Lane, Edward WilliamCompleted MissionLow Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Keate, Richard CCompleted MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Van Every, Russell MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Peterson, Harold WilliamCompleted MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Brown, Donald HaroldCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Lead. Col. William L Travis aboard as Combat Wing Air Commander.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Fairfield, William AdelbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Rosborough, James EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Rucker, David LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Dean, Ralph MerrickCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by 42‑102617, from Murchan in High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Carey, Gates ChapmanCompleted MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Deputy. This aircraft originally assigned to Murchan, high group; replaced 42‑102601.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Shearer, Wilbur LeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Kelley, Robert EncilCompleted MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Stills, James VernonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959Halasz, John JuliusCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Ungerman, Kenneth ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Stevens, Raymond RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125June, Glenn JosephCompleted MissionHigh Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑107224Maggart, Richard LeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Strong, Bert FCompleted MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Menke, Robert ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Wortman, Marshall (NMI)Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Adams, William LowellCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6128Hale, Charles EugeneFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare Aircraft. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT