Mission # 164

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 24 July 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 164
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 492
Mission Comments 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

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 Henry Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Young, Daniel Monroe Completed MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37982Durdin, Larkin Clayton Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Hannaford, Vernon Lloyal Completed MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Dudock, Edward Peter Completed MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Cole, Alfred H Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Mead, Frank Willard Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Sweeney, Ned Hardy Completed MissionLow group deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Soester, Wilbur Leroy Completed MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Johnstone, William Andrew Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Bennett, John R Completed MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Norton, Paul E Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Melzar, Raymond Augustus Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Keate, Richard Clifford Completed MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Gibson, James Allen Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Bahten, John Irwin Completed MissionHigh group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Allred, Frank Lavon Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Peck, Harland Kenneth Completed MissionHigh section lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben Hill Completed MissionHigh section deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102601Donohue, William Robert Completed MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Dodson, Lee White Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Jennings, William Cornelius Completed MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑102959Kelley, Robert Encil Completed MissionWing deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Strand, Robert Earl Completed MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Peterson, John Wright Completed MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Fairfield, William Adelbert Completed MissionWing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Liebert, Jack Louis Completed MissionLow group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Strong, Bert Franklin Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Myrick, Kenneth Delay Completed MissionHigh section lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑37843Lynch, Edward Thomas Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37870Koch, Robert Bruce Completed MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Martin, Donald Francis Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Farra, Robert Leslie Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Bagby, Donald Woods Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Neville, Harry Walter Completed MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Minor, Henry W Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT