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 LeroyCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Herzog, John HenryCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Bodker, James MervilCompleted Mission41B Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Thompson, Paul WCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Norton, Paul ECompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Dudock, Edward PeterCompleted Mission41B Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Stills, James VernonCompleted Mission41B Group, Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208MacFarlane, Menzies JamesCompleted 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 VincentCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hale, Charles EugeneCompleted Mission41B Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Lynch, Edward ThomasCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Menke, Robert ACompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Mulvehill, Edmund WhelanCompleted Mission41B Group, Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Jennings, William CorneliusCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Heim, Gerard AnthonyCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Cole, Alfred HCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Patella, Joseph DavidCompleted Mission41A Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Mount, Dick WilsonCompleted Mission41A Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Combs, William FelixCompleted Mission41A Group, Low Squadron Lead. Ground Spare aircraft, replaced 42‑107224.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Pompe, Bernard JosephCompleted Mission41A Group, Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Gibson, James AllenCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑102459Durdin, Larkin ClaytonCompleted 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 WCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Strand, Robert EarlCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Donohue, William RobertCompleted Mission41B Group, Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Meland, Ralph WCompleted Mission41B Group, Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Stevens, Raymond RobertCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Spiers, Paul RobertCompleted Mission41A Group, Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107224[N/A]Scrubbed41A Group. Replaced by Ground Spare aircraft 42‑97521.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Allred, Frank LavonCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Myrick, Kenneth DCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Liebert, Jack LouisCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Farra, Robert LeslieCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Halasz, John JuliusCompleted Mission41A Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Griggs, Frederick MonroeCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT