Mission # 167

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 29 July 1944
384th Mission Number
 
167
8th Air Force Mission Number 503
Mission Comments Merseburg Slammed Again
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) put up four group formations for today's mission. Three formed the entire 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing, and the remaining one made up the bulk of the high composite group in the 41st D wing. The weather in Merseburg was clear enough for visual aiming, so the primary target was heavily damaged.
Primary Target Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 41
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Returned To Base - 1
Returned Early - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

51 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sorted by Aircraft serial Number, and may be sorted by any column: click the column head.
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑3441Ungerman, Kenneth AReturned To BaseAssembly A/C
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Mead, Frank WillardCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, lead group 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Liebert, Jack LCompleted MissionHigh group deputy, 41st D wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Majeske, Charles PCompleted MissionHigh group, 41st B wing. Landed away at RAF Shrivenham, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), on return for unknown reasons.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 43‑37703.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Durdin, Larkin CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Soester, Wilbur LeroyCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, high group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Teehan, John FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Melzar, Raymond AugustusCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Hayes, Edgar JeromeAbortedTurned back over field because of low oil pressure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hannaford, Vernon LloyalCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Hicks, Ralph BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Bennett, John RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hunt, John HCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Beccles, Suffolk, on return due to battle damage.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑102620.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Henderson, William VCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Kelsay, Omar FrankCompleted Mission41st B wing lead. PFF aircraft and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Wilson, QuentinCompleted Mission41st B wing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Keate, Richard CCompleted MissionHigh composite group lead, 41st D wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Wortman, Marshall (NMI)Completed MissionHigh group lead, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Martin, Donald FrancisFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Thompson, Paul WCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, low group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Vinnedge, Roy AlanCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, lead group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Endelicato, Marion (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Young, Daniel MonroeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Green, Loren LCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy, high group, 41st D wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Strand, Robert ECompleted MissionHigh section lead, lead group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Patella, Joseph DavidReturned EarlyForced to leave formation due to failure of #1 engine; dropped bombs on target of opportunity (TOO) near Minden, Germany.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Norton, Paul ECompleted MissionHigh section deputy, low group, 41st B wing. Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97282.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Strong, Bert FCompleted MissionLow group deputy, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑102959Seidlein, George HCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Foulsham, Norfolk, on return for unkown reasons.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057LeDonne, Edward GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Peterson, John WrightCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑107224Toler, Harold MCompleted MissionLanded away at Hethel, Station 114, on return due to battle damage.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Dodson, Lee WhiteCompleted MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 42-37822.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Myrick, Kenneth DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Fairfield, William AdelbertCompleted MissionLow group lead, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37870Sweeney, Ned HardyFailed to ReturnHigh group deputy, 41st B wing. After bombs away, was heard calling for fighter support although not observed leaving formation; crashed near Bad Bibra, Germany. MACR 7818
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Maxey, Jesse EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Parker, George FrederickCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Halloran, Kenneth MCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, high group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Dudock, Edward PCompleted MissionHigh section lead, high group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Farra, Robert LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135McDaniel, Clifford FAbortedTurned back 20 miles on course from Luton; unable to locate formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Combs, William FelixCompleted MissionHigh section lead, low group 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Johnstone, William ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8011Neville, Harry WalterCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy, high group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT