Mission # 166

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 28 July 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 166
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 501
Mission Comments Return To Merseburg
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st C Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Last attacked on 12 May 1944, this synthetic oil and chemical plant had returned to 75% of capacity. The attack was carried out by PFF means.
Primary Target Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Returned To Base - 1
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

45 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
42‑3441Strong, Bert F Returned To BaseAssembly aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Herzog, John Henry Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Johnstone, William Andrew Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Durdin, Larkin Clayton Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97150.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Gibson, James Allen Completed MissionHigh group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Seidlein, George H Completed MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97150Bennett, John R Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑38013.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Soester, Wilbur Leroy Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Goodrick, Gene Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hunt, John Hardy Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Melzar, Raymond Augustus Completed MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Kelsay, Omar Frank Completed MissionWing lead. PFF ship provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Morris, Gordon (NMI) Completed MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Myrick, Kenneth D Completed MissionHigh section lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Shelley, John K Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102459Thompson, Paul W Completed MissionHigh section lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Strand, Robert Earl Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben Hill Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Young, Daniel Monroe Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Davis, L K (IO) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Teehan, John Francis Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Mead, Frank Willard Completed MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Peck, Harland K Completed MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑107058LeDonne, Edward George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Peterson, John Wright Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Liebert, Jack Louis AbortedLow group deputy and hot camera ship. Turned back due to #4 supercharger failure. Right main landing gear collapsed following a hard landing. Aircraft was damaged but crew were not injured.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Hughes, Robert Davis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Toler, Harold Morton Completed MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Brown, Billie Barnard Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37870Bahten, John Irwin Completed MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Martin, Donald Francis Completed MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Parker, George Frederick Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Dodson, Lee White Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Sweeney, Ned Hardy Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Hannaford, Vernon Lloyal Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Farra, Robert Leslie Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Kass, Robert Hiler Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Combs, William Felix Completed MissionHigh section deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Neville, Harry Walter Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Maxey, Jesse Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT