Mission # 161

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 19 July 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 161
8th Air Force Mission 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
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

41 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
42‑3441Koch, Robert Bruce Flight CompletedAssembly 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 Leroy Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37822Stevens, Raymond Robert Completed MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Allred, Frank Lavon Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Durdin, Larkin Clayton Completed MissionHigh section deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Dudock, Edward Peter Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Stills, James Vernon Completed MissionHigh group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Patella, Joseph David Completed MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Combs, William Felix Completed MissionHigh section lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Clements, Ben Hill Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Heim, Gerard Anthony Failed 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 Thomas Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Mulvehill, Edmund Whelan Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Mount, Dick Wilson Failed 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 James Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Norton, Paul E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97449Bodker, James Mervil Failed 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 Henry Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Kelsay, Omar Frank Completed MissionDivision deputy. PFF ship and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Pryor, Raymond Thomas Completed 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, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Gibson, James Allen Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Hines, James Wesley Completed MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Cole, Alfred H AbortedLead group. Turned back due to low oxygen pressure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Endelicato, Marion (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Minor, Henry W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Strand, Robert Earl AbortedLow Squadron deputy, high group. Turned back due to runaway prop on #2 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Shearer, Wilbur Lee Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Ungerman, Kenneth Armistead Completed MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959Halasz, John Julius Completed 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, Gordon (NMI) Completed MissionLow group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Thompson, Paul W Completed MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Myrick, Kenneth D Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Liebert, Jack Louis Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Farra, Robert Leslie Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Bagby, Donald Woods Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Grant, Walter Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT