Mission # 152

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 6 July 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 152
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 456
Mission Comments Overcoming Weather Diffuculty
For today's second mission, thirteen aircraft of the 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as a group (but designated as the 41st Combat Wing). The target name given is 'BLANC/PIGNON/FERME', which was located within the commune of Cléty, France. Obscuration of the target and maneuvering difficulties led the group to make three bomb runs, finally dropping on a target of opportunity (TOO) two miles north of the primary target, which the bombardier believed was a V-1 launch site under construction.
Primary Target Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Blanc Pignon Ferme, Cléty, France
Target Attacked (Mode) TOO (Visual)
Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Two miles north of Cléty, France
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 11
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

15 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
42‑31484Pompe, Bernard JosephFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Gowder, Charles FredCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Murchan, Lawrence AloysiusCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑6080.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320James, Robert HueyAbortedTurned back with a feathered prop.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367Menke, Robert ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Allred, Frank LavonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Ungerman, Kenneth ACompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Rucker, David LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Seitz, Harold MeadeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Rooker, Billy RoyCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97237.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Sweeney, Ned HardyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Melsen, Howard CarlFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6147Olson, Norman (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT