Mission # 172

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 4 August 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 172
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 516
Mission Comments Weather Stymies Strike
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew a second mission in the afternoon today. This mission was intended to strike another NOBALL target in France, but weather at the target area - a towering thunderstorm - prevented sighting of the assigned target. All bombs were returned to base, except for two aircraft carrying long-delay fuse bombs, which were jettisoned in the channel.
Primary Target Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Target Attacked (Mode) No Target Attacked
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 9
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

9 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
42‑37982Henderson, William VCompleted MissionThis aircraft carried delayed-action bombs which were jettisoned in the Channel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredCompleted MissionThis aircraft carried delayed-action bombs which were jettisoned in the Channel. Landed away at Kimbolton, reasons unknown.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Peck, Harland KCompleted MissionLow section deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Majeske, Charles PCompleted MissionHigh section lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Johnstone, William ACompleted MissionGroup deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Morris, GordonCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Skehan, Joseph RCompleted MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Vinnedge, Roy AlanCompleted MissionLow section lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Kinnaird, William RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT