Mission # 137

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 16 June 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 137
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 416   (more...)
Mission Comments Enemy Airfield Damaged
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) formed the entire 41st C Combat Bombardment Wing, the third of three Wings of Air Task Force #1, for today's mission. Bomb pattern centered on the main runway. [Note: Athies-sous-Laon is east of Laon, and the airfield, northeast of Athies, can still be clearly seen on Google Maps.]
Primary Target Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 40
Aborted - 8
Scrubbed - 1
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

52 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
42‑3441Melzar, Raymond AugustusAbortedHigh Group. Turned back over England with a mechanical failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Carey, Gates ChapmanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435Eakins, Robert NathanialCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Ungerman, Kenneth ACompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead. Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑97139.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Finch, Francis NelsonAbortedHigh Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Turned back over England due to mechanical failures.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑38013Shelley, John KCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Humbles, Alfred TCompleted MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Gottfried, Raymond NathanCompleted MissionHigh Group. Jettisoned bombs after target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139[N/A]ScrubbedAircraft was damaged in takeoff accident. Ungerman Crew moved to Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑31484.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Rosborough, James EdwardCompleted MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Halasz, John JuliusCompleted MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Assumed Lead after designated lead aborted.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter ThomasCompleted MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Bahten, John IrwinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Rooker, Billy RoyAbortedLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Turned back due to mechanical failure over enemy territory; bombs jettisoned.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Gibson, James AllenAbortedLow Group. Turned back over England because they could not find the formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Pryor, Oliver McCoyAbortedHigh Group. Turned back over England with a mechanical failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Birckhead, Robert BruceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Malone, John JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Druckenmiller, Leon CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Fairfield, William AdelbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367Maggart, Richard LeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97510Peck, Harland KCompleted MissionLead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Shearer, Wilbur LeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Koehne, George HCompleted MissionHigh Group Lead. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 303rd BG, Molesworth, AAF Station 107.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Bennett, Dewayne (NMI)Completed MissionLead Group, Wing Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Fitzgerald, Thomas HaywardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑102430Spiers, Paul RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Peterson, Harold WilliamCompleted MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Brown, Donald HaroldCompleted MissionLow Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Gowder, Charles FredCompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Keate, Richard CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur ArimeseCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Stills, James VernonAbortedLow Group, High Squadron Deputy. Turned back over England because they could not find the formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Stevens, Raymond RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Rucker, David LeroyAbortedLow Group. Turned back over England because they could not find the formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Dean, Ralph MerrickCompleted MissionLead Group, Wing Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107221Kelley, Robert EncilCompleted MissionHigh Group Deputy. Jettisoned bombs after target.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Murchan, Lawrence AloysiusAbortedHigh Group. Turned back over England due to personnel failure.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Sullivan, James DominicCompleted MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Liebert, Jack LouisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Menke, Robert ACompleted MissionLow Group, High Squadron Deputy. Moved from #5 position in Low Squadron to #2 (Deputy) position in High Squadron after designated Deputy could not locate formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Wortman, Marshall (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Adams, William LowellCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6128Koch, Robert BruceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Wright, James WileyCompleted MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141James, Robert HueyCompleted MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6147Burkhard, James AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Lynch, Edward ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT