Mission # 167

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 29 July 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 167
8th Air Force Mission 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
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

51 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
42‑3441Ungerman, Kenneth Armistead Returned To BaseAssembly A/C
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Mead, Frank Willard Completed MissionHigh section deputy, lead group 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Liebert, Jack Louis Completed MissionHigh group deputy, 41st D wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Majeske, Charles Paul Completed 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 Clayton Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Goodrick, Gene Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Soester, Wilbur Leroy Completed MissionHigh section deputy, high group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Teehan, John Francis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Melzar, Raymond Augustus Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Hayes, Edgar Jerome AbortedTurned back over field because of low oil pressure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hannaford, Vernon Lloyal Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Hicks, Ralph Benjamin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Bennett, John R Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hunt, John Hardy Completed 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 Vincent Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Kelsay, Omar Frank Completed Mission41st B wing lead. PFF aircraft and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Wilson, Quentin Completed Mission41st B wing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Keate, Richard Clifford Completed 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 Francis Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Thompson, Paul W Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, low group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Vinnedge, Roy Alan Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Endelicato, Marion (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Young, Daniel Monroe Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Green, Loren Lester Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group, 41st D wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Strand, Robert Earl Completed MissionHigh section lead, lead group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102617Patella, Joseph David Returned 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 E Completed MissionHigh section deputy, low group, 41st B wing. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97282.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Strong, Bert F Completed MissionLow group deputy, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑102959Seidlein, George H Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Foulsham, Norfolk, on return for unkown reasons.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057LeDonne, Edward George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Peterson, John Wright Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑107224Toler, Harold Morton Completed MissionLanded away at Hethel, AAF Station 114, on return due to battle damage.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Dodson, Lee White Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42-37822.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Myrick, Kenneth D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Fairfield, William Adelbert Completed MissionLow group lead, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37870Sweeney, Ned Hardy Failed to ReturnHigh group deputy, 41st B wing. Knocked down by FLAK.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Maxey, Jesse Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Parker, George Frederick Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Halloran, Kenneth Martin Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, high group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Dudock, Edward Peter Completed MissionHigh section lead, high group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Farra, Robert Leslie Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135McDaniel, Clifford Franklin AbortedTurned back 20 miles on course from Luton; unable to locate formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Combs, William Felix Completed MissionHigh section lead, low group 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Johnstone, William Andrew Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8011Neville, Harry Walter Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT