Mission # 161

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 19 July 1944
384th Mission Number
 
161
8th Air Force Mission Number 482
Mission Comments 384th Leads 1st Division
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission, leading the First Bombardment Division with Col. William L Travis as air commander. While visibility was good in the target area, results of the bombing were mixed.
Primary Target Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 31
Failed To Return - 3
Aborted - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Returned To Base - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

41 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sorted by Aircraft serial Number, and may be sorted by any column: click the column head.
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑3441Koch, Robert BReturned To BaseAssembly ship; additional crew members (CP, N, Eng, RO) not identified in mission documents. In this first use of aircraft 42-3441, in the 'SPOTTED COW' paint scheme, as an assembly aircraft, Col. Travis provided several suggestions for improvement. Chief among those was the observation that the paint scheme did not stand out in the faint early morning light. He also noted that the lightly-loaded assembly ship should limit maneuvering to the capability of the fully-loaded bombers.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Cranstoun, Richard LeroyCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37822Stevens, Raymond RobertCompleted MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Allred, Frank LavonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Durdin, Larkin CCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Dudock, Edward PCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Stills, James VernonCompleted MissionHigh group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Patella, Joseph DavidCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Combs, William FelixCompleted MissionHigh section lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Clements, Ben HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Heim, Gerard AnthonyFailed to ReturnLow group. Attacked by enemy aircraft immediately after bombs away; #1 engine caught fire and exploded in a puff of smoke; aircraft fell out of formation and started gliding down slowly; one enemy aircraft followed him down, firing; plane later exploded in mid-air; no chutes seen; crashed near Perchting, Germany. MACR 7279
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Lynch, Edward ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Mulvehill, Edmund WhelanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Mount, Dick WilsonFailed to ReturnLead group. Attacked by enemy aircraft immediately after bombs away; at 0957 hrs he called for permission to land in Switzerland because of four wounded crewmen and three engines out. Force-landed at Dubendorf, Switzerland. MACR 7280
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Davis, L K (IO)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263MacFarlane, Menzies JamesCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Norton, Paul ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97449Bodker, James MervilFailed to ReturnLead group. Hit by enemy aircraft after bombs away; seen falling back from formation and go into a spin, then pulled up, then went spinning down a second time; belly landed 2 km east of Mils, Austria. MACR 7261
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Herzog, John HenryCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Kelsay, Omar FrankCompleted MissionDivision deputy. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Pryor, Raymond ThomasCompleted MissionDivision lead; Col. William L Travis, 41st Bomb Wing, aboard as combat flight leader. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Gibson, James AllenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Hines, James WesleyCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Cole, Alfred HAbortedLead group. Turned back due to low oxygen pressure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Endelicato, Marion (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Minor, Henry WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Strand, Robert EAbortedLow squadron deputy, high group. Turned back due to runaway prop on #2 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Shearer, Wilbur LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Ungerman, Kenneth ACompleted MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959Halasz, John JuliusCompleted MissionHigh section lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑107121[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑107148Morris, GordonCompleted MissionLow group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Thompson, Paul WCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Myrick, Kenneth DCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Liebert, Jack LCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Farra, Robert LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Grant, Walter EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT