Mission # 156

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 12 July 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 156
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 468
Mission Comments A Second Long Ride to Munich
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing, and also supplied the wing's low group on today's mission. Clouds in the target area required the use of PFF aiming.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 30
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 4
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
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

42 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
42‑31222[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑31484Liebert, Jack Louis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Young, Daniel Monroe Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Durdin, Larkin Clayton Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Bahten, John Irwin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Hale, Charles Eugene AbortedLow group deputy. Turned back due to failure of generators in engines 1, 3, & 4.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Patella, Joseph David Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Combs, William Felix Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Griggs, Frederick Monroe Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Olson, Norman (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Lynch, Edward Thomas Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Pring, Robert Bradford Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Sweeney, Ned Hardy Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97271Heim, Gerard Anthony AbortedTurned back due to failure of #2 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273Rosborough, James Edward Failed to ReturnLow group. At 1325, immediately after bombs away, 4 parachutes appeared from plane which exploded a few thousand feet below the formation; flak damage, crashed in the area of Munich, Germany. MACR 7568
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309McGee, Leonard Vincent AbortedLead group. Turned back with #1 engine trouble.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Maggart, Richard Lee AbortedLead group. Turned back due to #3 prop becoming uncontrollable.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Cole, Alfred H Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Johnson, William T Completed MissionWing deputy. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Pryor, Raymond Thomas Completed MissionWing lead. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97948Gibson, James Allen Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Koch, Robert Bruce Completed MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Allred, Frank Lavon Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Gowder, Charles Fred Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Endelicato, Marion (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Spiers, Paul Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Murchan, Lawrence Aloysius Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Jennings, William Cornelius Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Kell, Joseph Wilfred Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Scheduled as a lead group flying spare, was apparently re-assigned to #5 in the lead Squadron when Minor scrubbed.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Pranger, Nicholas Vincent Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑107064Coleman, Lee Browning Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Peck, Harland K Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Bean, Arthur E Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Strong, Bert F Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Stills, James Vernon Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717[N/A]ScrubbedDid not take off, reasons unknown.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Menke, Robert A Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Mount, Dick Wilson Completed MissionLow group. Landed away at at Knettishall, AAF Station 136, on return due to heavy battle damage; bombed target; all crew safe.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141James, Robert Huey Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT