Mission # 154

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 8 July 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 154
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 460
Mission Comments Weather Hides Primary Target
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three group formations of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing. Weather concealed the primary target, and with limited visibility of the ground, the lead group was unable to find an authorized target of opportunity to attack: the high and low groups independently dropped their bombs on a Luftwaffe airfield just north of Poix.
Primary Target Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Target Attacked (Mode) TOO (Visual)
Target: Poix Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie, France
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

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
42‑31484Cranstoun, Richard Leroy Completed MissionHigh section lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Young, Daniel Monroe Completed MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37974Murchan, Lawrence Aloysius Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑38014Carey, Gates Chapman Completed MissionHigh group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Combs, William Felix Completed MissionLow group. Did not attack target due to mechanical failure and brought bombs back to base
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Jennings, William Cornelius Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Neville, Harry Walter Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Coleman, Lee Browning Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Pring, Robert Bradford Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Rosborough, James Edward Completed MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Pluhar, Emil Edward Completed MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97367Bahten, John Irwin Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Sweeney, Ned Hardy Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97521Herzog, John Henry Completed MissionHigh section deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Fairfield, William Adelbert Completed MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Koch, Robert Bruce Completed MissionWing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Seitz, Harold Meade Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Durdin, Larkin Clayton Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Pranger, Nicholas Vincent Completed MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Endelicato, Marion (NMI) Completed MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Spiers, Paul Robert Completed MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Minor, Henry W Completed MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Rimbold, Arthur Arimese Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Gibson, James Allen Completed MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Strong, Bert F Completed MissionLow group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Meland, Ralph W Completed MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959Thompson, Paul W Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Myrick, Kenneth D Completed MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107064Carter, Jack Nifong Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Stills, James Vernon Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑107224Melzar, Raymond Augustus Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Allred, Frank Lavon Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Sullivan, James Dominic Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Olson, Norman (NMI) Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Hale, Charles Eugene Completed MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Dudock, Edward Peter Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Adams, William Lowell Completed MissionHigh section lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Norton, Paul E Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Rooker, Billy Roy Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT