Mission # 165

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 25 July 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 165
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 494
Mission Comments Support For Imminent Attack
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The primary targets were troop and artillery concentrations ahead of an attack planned for moments after the bombing. The lead (Montreuil) and low (La Chapelle en Juger) groups attacked their assigned aim points successfully, but the high group held their bomb because their target (Le Chatel) was obscured by previous wings' bomb blasts.
Primary Target Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

42 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
42‑31222Sweeney, Ned Hardy Completed MissionLow Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑32106Johnstone, William A Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Soester, Wilbur Leroy Completed MissionLow Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Thompson, Paul W Completed MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Neville, Harry Walter Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Seidlein, George H Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102566.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hannaford, Vernon Lloyal Completed MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Brown, Billie Barnard Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Bennett, John R Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Bahten, John Irwin Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Norton, Paul E Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Melzar, Raymond Augustus Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Mead, Frank Willard Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑102430Martin, Donald Francis Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Strand, Robert Earl Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Donohue, William Robert Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Group Flying Spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Young, Daniel Monroe Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Cole, Alfred H Completed MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97072.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Davis, L K (IO) Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑37822.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Meland, Ralph W Completed MissionLow Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959Fairfield, William Adelbert Completed MissionHigh Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Jennings, William Cornelius Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Pranger, Nicholas Vincent Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Peterson, John Wright Completed MissionLow Group Hot Camera Ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Peck, Harland K Completed MissionLow Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Hines, James Wesley Completed MissionWing Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Liebert, Jack Louis Completed MissionWing Deputy, Hot Camera Ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Strong, Bert F Completed MissionHigh Group Deputy and Hot Camera Ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑37822Allred, Frank Lavon Completed MissionHigh Group Hot Camera Ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37870Dudock, Edward Peter Completed MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Cadwallader, Donald J Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Dodson, Lee White Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Hunt, John Hardy Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Kass, Robert Hiler Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Parker, George Frederick Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Maxey, Jesse Edward Completed MissionLead Group Hot Camera Ship.
SORTIE REPORT