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Mission # 164

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 24 July 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Show Operations
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 164, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 492
Weather Limits Attacks
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. This mission was primarily against enemy troops near the invasion front lines. Weather prevented attacks on the primary target, but the lead group did manage to bomb a road junction just south of the primary target. The high group made two bomb runs in an attempt to attack the primary, but was unable see the target area. Similarly, the low group was preparing to make a second run on the primary when it received a radio message to abandon operations.
Primary Target Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Target Attacked (Mode) TOO (Visual)
Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Le Mesnil-Amey, France
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
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
Other Mission Documents 1944-07-24, Wing Lead, D. Smith, W. Fairfield

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
42‑31484Herzog, John HenryCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Young, Daniel MonroeCompleted MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑37982Durdin, Larkin ClaytonCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Hannaford, Vernon LloyalCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Dudock, Edward PeterCompleted MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Cole, Alfred HoltonCompleted MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Mead, Frank WillardCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Sweeney, Ned HardyCompleted MissionLow group deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Soester, Wilbur LeroyCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Johnstone, William AndrewCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Bennett, John RCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Norton, Paul ECompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Melzar, Raymond AugustusCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Keate, Richard CliffordCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Gibson, James AllenCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Bahten, John IrwinCompleted MissionHigh group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Allred, Frank LavonCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Peck, Harland KennethCompleted MissionHigh section lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben HillCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑102601Donohue, William RobertsCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Dodson, Lee WhiteCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Jennings, William CorneliusCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933[N/A]Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑102959Kelley, Robert EncilCompleted MissionWing deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Strand, Robert EarlCompleted MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Peterson, John WrightCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Fairfield, William AdelbertCompleted MissionWing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Liebert, Jack LouisCompleted MissionLow group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Strong, Bert FranklinCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Myrick, Kenneth DelayCompleted MissionHigh section lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
43‑37843Lynch, Edward ThomasCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37870Koch, Robert BruceCompleted MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Martin, Donald FrancisCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Farra, Robert LeslieCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Bagby, Donald WoodsCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Neville, Harry WalterCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Minor, Henry WCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT