Mission # 169

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 1 August 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 169
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 508   (more...)
Mission Comments Tactical Support Mission
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing, the third of 11 wings of Air Task Force #3 on today's mission. The target was an important link in the enemy supply line into the invasion area. The weather cooperated with sufficient visibility to bomb visually, although an air traffic conflict forced the high group to pull out and make a 360° turn before starting their bomb run.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Crashed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

42 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
42‑31222Majeske, Charles Paul Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Wood, Rodney J Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37822Maxey, Jesse Edward Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Durdin, Larkin Clayton Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Hicks, Ralph Benjamin Completed MissionLow Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Harris, Robert Crashed in Allied TerritoryHigh Group Flying Spare. Took off at 1150 hrs; while in air at low altitude, a fire and/or explosion occurred causing the aircraft to crash at 1155 hrs, one mile due west of Deenethorpe, AAF Station 128. Following the crash, bomb explosions destroyed the aircraft; there were no survivors. An investigation did not pinpoint the cause of the incident.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Pranger, Nicholas Vincent Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Rainey, Harry Wesley Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron. Dropped bombs early.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Patella, Joseph David Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Dodson, Lee White Completed MissionHigh Group. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6141.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Bennett, Dewayne (NMI) Completed MissionWing Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Goodrick, Gene Robert Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑102430Johnstone, William A Completed MissionLead Group Hot Camera Ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Allred, Frank Lavon Completed MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Vinnedge, Roy Alan Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben Hill Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Farra, Robert Leslie Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Davis, L K (IO) Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Low Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Henderson, William V Completed MissionLow Group Hot Camera Ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Strong, Bert F Completed MissionHigh Group Deputy, Hot Camera Ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Peck, Harland K Completed MissionLow Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959Maggart, Richard Lee Completed MissionHigh Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Bennett, John R Completed MissionLow Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058LeDonne, Edward George Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Hassing, Eugene Theron Completed MissionLow Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Myrick, Kenneth D Completed MissionLow Group Deputy, Hot Camera Ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Hughes, Robert Davis Completed MissionHigh Group Hot Camera Ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Herzog, John Henry Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Combs, William Felix Completed MissionHigh Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Mock, John Montague Completed MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Deputy. Dropped bombs early.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Kass, Robert Hiler Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hulcher, Donald Lawrence  Completed MissionLead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Parker, George Frederick Completed MissionHigh Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Norton, Paul E Completed MissionHigh Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Skehan, Joseph R Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron Deputy. Dropped bombs early.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Minor, Henry W Completed MissionWing Deputy, Hot Camera Ship. Dropped bombs early.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97320.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Hunt, John Hardy Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8011Dudock, Edward Peter Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead. Dropped bombs early.
SORTIE REPORT