Mission # 169

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 1 August 1944
384th Mission Number
 
169
8th Air Force Mission Number 508
Mission Comments Tactical Support Mission
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing 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

42 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
42‑31222Majeske, Charles PCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Wood, Rodney JCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37822Maxey, Jesse EdwardCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Durdin, Larkin CCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Hicks, Ralph BCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Harris, RobertCrashed 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, 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 VincentCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Rainey, Harry WesleyCompleted MissionHigh section, lead group. Dropped bombs early.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward HCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Patella, Joseph DavidCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Dodson, Lee WhiteCompleted MissionHigh group. Ground spare aircraft; replaced 44‑6141.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Bennett, Dewayne (NMI)Completed MissionWing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑102430Johnstone, William ACompleted MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Allred, Frank LavonCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Vinnedge, Roy AlanCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben HCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Farra, Robert LCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Davis, L K (IO)Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Henderson, William VCompleted MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Strong, Bert FCompleted MissionHigh group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Peck, Harland KCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959Maggart, Richard LCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Bennett, John RCompleted MissionHigh section lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058LeDonne, Edward GCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Hassing, Eugene TheronCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Myrick, Kenneth DCompleted MissionLow group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Hughes, Robert DCompleted MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Herzog, John HenryCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Combs, William FelixCompleted MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Mock, John MontagueCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, high group. Dropped bombs early.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Kass, Robert HilerCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hulcher, Donald Lawrence Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Parker, George FrederickCompleted MissionHigh section lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Norton, Paul ECompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Skehan, Joseph RCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, lead group. Dropped bombs early.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Minor, Henry WCompleted MissionWing deputy and hot camera ship. Dropped bombs early.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑97320.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Hunt, John HFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8011Dudock, Edward PCompleted MissionHigh section lead, lead group. Dropped bombs early.
SORTIE REPORT