Mission # 134

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 13 June 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 134
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 409   (more...)
Mission Comments Airfield Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew three groups to form the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing, leading three Combat Wings on today's mission. The weather in the target area was CAVU and the primary target, an enemy airfield, was clearly visible. A visual bomb run was made, with good results. Colonel Smith led the mission, and recommended that for such targets, greater effectiveness could be achieved by assigning each group a different aiming point, and to slow down the release of the bombs slightly to spread the damage over a greater area.
Primary Target Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 52
Aborted - 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

57 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
42‑3441[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑31222Melsen, Howard CarlCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Deputy. Landed away at RAF Stansted, Essex, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435Pryor, Oliver McCoyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Van Every, Russell MCompleted MissionLanded away at Alconbury, AAF Station 102, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Keate, Richard CCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Summerville, Robert DanaCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37982Melzar, Raymond AugustusCompleted MissionLanded away at Kings Cliffe, AAF Station 367, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Shelley, John KCompleted MissionLanded away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Kelly, John ThomasCompleted MissionHigh Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Gottfried, Raymond NathanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Rucker, David LeroyCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Stansted, Essex, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hannaford, Vernon LloyalCompleted MissionLanded away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter ThomasCompleted MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Landed away at RAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Roth, Verle LeroyCompleted MissionLanded away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Pring, Robert BradfordCompleted MissionLanded away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Brown, Billie BarnardCompleted MissionLanded away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Rosborough, James EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Malone, John JCompleted MissionLanded away on return due to weather, location ambiguous: given variously as 'WETHERSFIELD' and 'STATION 165' (Wethersfield is Station 170, and Station 165 is Little Walden).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Birckhead, Robert BruceAbortedTurned back over Deenethorpe when #4 engine caught fire and could not be feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Meland, Ralph WCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Lead. Landed away at RAF Stansted, Essex, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Druckenmiller, Leon CCompleted MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Murchan, Lawrence AloysiusCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367MacFarlane, Menzies JamesCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Stevens, Raymond RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Sullivan, James DominicCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Cranstoun, Richard LeroyCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Lane, Edward WilliamCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Fitzgerald, Thomas HaywardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Liebert, Jack LouisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Peterson, Harold WilliamCompleted MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Brown, Donald HaroldCompleted MissionHigh Group Lead. Landed away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Fairfield, William AdelbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Shearer, Wilbur LeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Gibson, James AllenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Dean, Ralph MerrickCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Carey, Gates ChapmanCompleted MissionLanded away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur ArimeseCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Stills, James VernonCompleted MissionLanded away at Steeple Morden, AAF Station 122, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959Halasz, John JuliusAbortedTurned back over base at 0600 hrs because both air speed indicators were out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Ungerman, Kenneth ACompleted MissionLanded away at Kimbolton, AAF Station 117, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Peck, Harland KCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Gowder, Charles FredCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Bennett, Dewayne (NMI)Completed MissionLow Group Lead. Second Navigator: 2Lt Peterson (379th BG). Landed away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Pompe, Bernard JosephCompleted MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107221Kelley, Robert EncilCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107224Finch, Francis NelsonCompleted MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Strong, Bert FCompleted MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Menke, Robert ACompleted MissionLanded away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Wortman, Marshall (NMI)Completed MissionLanded away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Adams, William LowellCompleted MissionLanded away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6128Wright, James WileyCompleted MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Lead. Landed away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Hale, Charles EugeneCompleted MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Landed away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141James, Robert HueyCompleted MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6147Burkhard, James AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT