Mission # 141

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 20 June 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 141
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 425   (more...)
Mission Comments Oil Refineries Targeted
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided aircraft and crews for the lead and low groups of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing, the second of nine Wings comprising Mission 425 Air Task Force #3 for today's mission. The target area weather was generally clear, and bombs were away visually with good results. After bombs away the low group became separated from the wing leaders (probably due to the damage and injuries on the lead ship) and tacked on to a wing with the 401st BG, flying back to the English coast with them. According to one 384th crewmember, the flames and smoke rose above the attack altitude (~27,000') and a crewmember from another group reported the smoke was clearly visible the next day from bombers returning from Berlin.
Primary Target Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives
Other Mission Documents 20 June 1944 Strike Photo Overlay (1.271 MB)

43 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
42‑32106Bagby, Donald Woods Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37974Allred, Frank Lavon Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Shelley, John K Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014June, Glenn Joseph AbortedLow Group Lead. Turned back at 0820 hrs when #3 oil line broke and #3 engine had to be feathered; #2 engine was smoking. Landed away at RAF Folkingham, Lincolnshire.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Wright, James Wiley Completed MissionLow Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Haning, John Milton Completed MissionLow Group, #3 position. Led group after designated Group Lead (Stallings/June) aborted, and Deputy Lead (Thoma) was killed on the bomb run.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Bahten, John Irwin Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97273.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Koch, Robert Bruce Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Gibson, James Allen Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Rooker, Billy Roy Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Keate, Richard Clifford Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Peterson, Walter Thomas Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Ground Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42‑97178.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Druckenmiller, Leon C Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑107057.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Kelsay, Omar Frank Completed MissionLead Group, Wing Deputy. This PFF ship was provided by the 305th BG, with a radar navigator, 1Lt Albert G D'Amico, from the 306th BG.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Pryor, Raymond Thomas Completed MissionLead Group, Wing Lead. PFF ship provided by 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Stills, James Vernon Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Heim, Gerard Anthony Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Peterson, Harold William Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Wilson, Quentin Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Gowder, Charles Fred Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Ungerman, Kenneth Armistead Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Dean, Ralph Merrick Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Carey, Gates Chapman Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Shearer, Wilbur Lee Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Thoma, Edward Paul Completed MissionLow Group Deputy. Assumed lead after Stallings aborted; Thoma (pilot) killed by flak over target, co-pilot and navigator seriously wounded.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959Murchan, Lawrence Aloysius Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Anderson, Earl Overlade Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron Deputy. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97521.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Stevens, Raymond Robert Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑107221Strong, Bert F Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107224Maggart, Richard Lee Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Melzar, Raymond Augustus Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Rucker, David Leroy Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Kirkpatrick, William Hugh Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080MacFarlane, Menzies James Completed MissionLow Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Wortman, Marshall (NMI) Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Adams, William Lowell Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Gottfried, Raymond Nathan Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6147Burkhard, James Albert Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Roth, Verle Leroy Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT