Mission # 174

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 7 August 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 174
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 527
Mission Comments Target Near Le Bourget
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The target combined two strategic objectives in one: the Luftwaffe and their fuel supply. Unfortunately, none of the bombs came near the target, with the lead and low groups dropping their bombs several miles to the east of it, and the high group attacking facilities at Chateaudun Airfield after being unable to sight the primary target.
Primary Target Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 34
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

39 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
42‑31222Duesler, Donald BartonCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484McDaniel, Clifford FranklinCompleted MissionHigh section lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Brodie, James JosephCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Murchan, Lawrence AloysiusCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Peck, Harland KCompleted MissionHigh Group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Maggart, Richard LeeCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Soester, Wilbur LeroyCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102566.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97960Koch, Robert BruceCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Seidlein, George HCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Martin, Donald FrancisAbortedHigh group. Turned back over the English Channel after the Engineer was seriously injured after being 'caught between the upper local turret and the wall.'
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Durdin, Larkin ClaytonCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Hanlon, Ernest EdwardCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Bennett, John RCompleted MissionLow group. Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑97263.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Causa, Raymond (NMI)Completed MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Tracy, Edward HanksCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Fairfield, William AdelbertCompleted MissionWing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Meland, Ralph WCompleted MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102959Groff, Richard HubertCompleted MissionLead group. Crash-landed at RAF Ford, West Sussex, UK, on return due to battle damage, with one seriously wounded crew member.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Cline, Walter WCompleted MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058LeDonne, Edward GeorgeFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Peterson, John WrightCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Clements, Ben HillCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Kass, Robert HilerCompleted MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Dodson, Lee WhiteCompleted MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Combs, William FelixAbortedWing deputy and hot camera ship. Turned back due to uncontrollable prop on #2 engine, which had to be feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Parker, George FrederickCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hulcher, Donald Lawrence Completed MissionHigh section deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Lynch, Edward ThomasCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Brown, Bert OliverCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Farra, Robert LeslieCompleted MissionHigh section lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Wood, Rodney JCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Toler, Harold MortonCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Bills, Edgar LCompleted MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Kinnaird, William RobertCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8011Dudock, Edward PeterCompleted MissionLow group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT