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Mission # 167

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 29 July 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Show Operations
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 167, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 503
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
Returned Early - 1
Returned To Base - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Scrubbed - 2
Aborted - 2
Failed To Return - 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 ArmisteadReturned To BaseAssembly A/C
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Mead, Frank WillardCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, lead group 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Liebert, Jack LouisCompleted MissionHigh group deputy, 41st D wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Majeske, Charles PaulCompleted MissionHigh group, 41st B wing. Landed away at RAF Shrivenham, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), on return for unknown reasons.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑37703.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Durdin, Larkin ClaytonCompleted 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 FrancisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Melzar, Raymond AugustusCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Hayes, Edgar JeromeAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back over field because of low oil pressure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hannaford, Vernon LloyalCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward HanksCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Bennett, John RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hunt, John HardyCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Beccles, Suffolk, on return due to battle damage.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102620.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Henderson, William VincentCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97574Kelsay, Omar FrankCompleted Mission41st B wing lead. PFF aircraft and unidentified crew members provided by the 305th BG, Chelveston, AAF Station 105.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97699Wilson, Quentin (NMI)Completed Mission41st B wing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Keate, Richard CliffordCompleted 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 LesterCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group, 41st D wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Strand, Robert EarlCompleted 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 FranklinCompleted 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 GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Peterson, John WrightCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑107224Toler, Harold MortonCompleted MissionLanded away at Hethel, AAF 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 DelayCompleted 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. Knocked down by FLAK.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Maxey, Jesse EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Parker, George FrederickCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Halloran, Kenneth MartinCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, high group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Dudock, Edward PeterCompleted MissionHigh section lead, high group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Farra, Robert LeslieCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135McDaniel, Clifford FranklinAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned 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 AndrewCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8011Neville, Harry WalterCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group, 41st B wing.
SORTIE REPORT