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Mission # 166

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 28 July 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Show Operations
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 166, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 501
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
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Returned To Base - 1
Flight Completed - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Scrubbed - 1
Aborted - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives
Other Mission Documents 1944-07-28, High Group Lead, G. Koehne, H. Peck

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 FranklinReturned To BaseAssembly aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Herzog, John HenryCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Johnstone, William AndrewCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Durdin, Larkin ClaytonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97150.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Gibson, James AllenCompleted MissionHigh group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Seidlein, George HCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97150Bennett, John RFlying Spare, Returned As BriefedGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑38013.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Soester, Wilbur LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward HanksCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hunt, John HardyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Melzar, Raymond AugustusCompleted MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Kelsay, Omar FrankCompleted 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 DelayCompleted MissionHigh section lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Shelley, John KFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑102459Thompson, Paul WCompleted MissionHigh section lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Strand, Robert EarlCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben HillCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Young, Daniel MonroeSpare, Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Davis, L K (IO)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Teehan, John FrancisFlying Spare, Returned As Briefed SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Mead, Frank WillardCompleted MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Peck, Harland KennethCompleted MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959[N/A]Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑107058LeDonne, Edward GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Peterson, John WrightCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Liebert, Jack LouisAborted Mission After Taking Off.Low 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 DavisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Toler, Harold MortonCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Brown, Billie BarnardCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37870Bahten, John IrwinCompleted MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Martin, Donald FrancisCompleted MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Parker, George FrederickCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Dodson, Lee WhiteCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Sweeney, Ned HardyCompleted MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Hannaford, Vernon LloyalCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Farra, Robert LeslieCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Kass, Robert HilerCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Combs, William FelixCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Neville, Harry WalterCompleted MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Maxey, Jesse EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT