Mission # 139

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 19 June 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 139
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 424   (more...)
Mission Comments Weather Limits Bombing
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) put up two group formations for this morning's mission to knock out V-Weapon launch sites. There was no wing or division assembly, each group flying independently to its target and back. The first group (41A Group) was dispatched to Fleury, France, where, even though the cloud cover was solid, the Gee-H bombing system allowed them to drop their deadly loads. The second group (41B Group) was dispatched to Crépy, France. En route to the target area, the Gee-H equipment became inoperative and efforts by the navigator to repair it were unsuccessful. Therefore, bombs were not dropped by this formation due to the policy that restricts bombing in occupied areas to identifiable military targets.
Primary Target Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 4
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Flight Completed - 1
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
42‑3441Brown, Donald HaroldFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑6147.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Birckhead, Robert BruceCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Melzar, Raymond AugustusCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Brown, Billie BarnardFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
41B Group, Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Kelly, John ThomasCompleted Mission41B Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Gottfried, Raymond NathanCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Bahten, John IrwinCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Peterson, Walter ThomasCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97273Thoma, Edward PaulCompleted Mission41A Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Fairfield, William AdelbertCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367MacFarlane, Menzies JamesCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Anderson, Earl OverladeCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Lane, Edward WilliamCompleted Mission41A Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Fitzgerald, Thomas HaywardCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Keate, Richard CFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
41B Group, Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Peterson, Harold WilliamCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Morris, GordonCompleted Mission41B Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Gowder, Charles FredCompleted Mission41A Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Rucker, David LeroyCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Olson, Norman (NMI)Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Gibson, James AllenCompleted Mission41A Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Murchan, Lawrence AloysiusAborted41A Group. Tail gunner, Sgt Erling Nielsen, suffered from the bends, forcing the crew to turn back.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Shearer, Wilbur LeeCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Finch, Francis NelsonCompleted Mission41A Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Stills, James VernonFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
41A Group, Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959Eakins, Robert NathanialCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Malone, John JCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Stevens, Raymond RobertCompleted Mission41B Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Rosborough, James EdwardCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Dean, Ralph MerrickCompleted Mission41B Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107221[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑107224Maggart, Richard LeeCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Druckenmiller, Leon CFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
41A Group, Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Sullivan, James DominicCompleted Mission41A Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Kirkpatrick, William HughCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Shelley, John KCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Wortman, Marshall (NMI)Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Adams, William LowellCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6128Roth, Verle LeroyCompleted Mission41B Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Wright, James WileyCompleted Mission41B Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6147Wilson, QuentinCompleted Mission41A Group, Ground Spare aircraft. Replaced 42‑31435.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Koch, Robert BruceCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT