Mission # 160

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 18 July 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 160
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 481   (more...)
Mission Comments V-Weapons Development Targeted
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high groups of the 41st A and B Combat Bombardment Wings (41A Group and 41B Group) on today's mission. The 41A Group bombed their assigned target visually, although the wing commander had ordered a PFF attack. Our lead bombardier, Tony Palazzo, worked with the navigator to ensure they knew their position at all times on the bomb run. This teamwork resulted in a precise attack on the assigned aim point. The 41B Group bombed their assigned target visually, although they had to make a second run due to sighting problems on the first run. Slight difficulties resulted in the bomb pattern being rather large, and slightly beyond the target.
Primary Target Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Scrubbed - 2
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

40 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 Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Herzog, John Henry Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Bodker, James Mervil Completed Mission41B Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Thompson, Paul W Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Norton, Paul E Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Dudock, Edward Peter Completed Mission41B Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Stills, James Vernon Completed Mission41B Group, Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208MacFarlane, Menzies James Completed Mission41B Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072[N/A]Scrubbed41A Group. Replaced by Ground Spare aircraft 42‑102459.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Pranger, Nicholas Vincent Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hale, Charles Eugene Completed Mission41B Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Bagby, Donald Woods Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Lynch, Edward Thomas Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Menke, Robert A Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Mulvehill, Edmund Whelan Completed Mission41B Group, Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Jennings, William Cornelius Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Heim, Gerard Anthony Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Cole, Alfred H Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Patella, Joseph David Completed Mission41A Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Mount, Dick Wilson Completed Mission41A Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Combs, William Felix Completed Mission41A Group, Low Squadron Lead. Ground Spare aircraft, replaced 42‑107224.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Pompe, Bernard Joseph Completed Mission41A Group, Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Gibson, James Allen Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑102459Durdin, Larkin Clayton Completed Mission41A Group. Ground Spare aircraft, replaced 42‑97072.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102501Endelicato, Marion (NMI) Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Minor, Henry W Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Strand, Robert Earl Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Donohue, William Robert Completed Mission41B Group, Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Meland, Ralph W Completed Mission41B Group, Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Stevens, Raymond Robert Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Spiers, Paul Robert Completed Mission41A Group, Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107224[N/A]Scrubbed41A Group. Replaced by Ground Spare aircraft 42‑97521.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Allred, Frank Lavon Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Myrick, Kenneth D Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Liebert, Jack Louis Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Farra, Robert Leslie Completed Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Halasz, John Julius Completed Mission41A Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Griggs, Frederick Monroe Completed Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT