Mission # 175

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 8 August 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 175
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 530
Mission Comments Tactical Support Mission
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st C Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. In supporting our ground troops, the bombers were required to precisely identify their assigned targets visually before releasing their deadly loads, to prevent accidentally harming our forces. On this mission, the wing could not identify the target on the first bomb run, so a second run was attempted. The lead and low groups were able to attack the primary target, but the high group was still unable to see it well enough for accurate aiming, so they brought their bombs back.
Primary Target Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 30
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

31 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
42‑31484Brodie, James JosephCompleted MissionLead group. Did not attack target because bomb rack fuse was burned out, which became apparent too late for manual release; returned bombs to base.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Johnstone, William ACompleted MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Hepler, Wilbur DavidCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward HanksCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Bennett, John RCompleted MissionLow section deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Patella, Joseph DavidCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Mead, Frank WillardCompleted MissionLow section deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Minor, Henry WCompleted MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Davis, L K (IO)Completed MissionLow group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960McCartney, James ThomasCompleted MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Seidlein, George HCompleted MissionHigh section lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Pranger, Nicholas VincentCompleted MissionLow section lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Proctor, John RichardCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Durdin, Larkin ClaytonCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Maggart, Richard LeeCompleted MissionHigh section deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Ungerman, Kenneth ArmisteadCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058LeDonne, Edward GeorgeCompleted MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Duesler, Donald BartonCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Bennett, Dewayne (NMI)Completed MissionWing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Toler, Harold MortonCompleted MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Bills, Edgar LCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Green, Loren LesterFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hulcher, Donald Lawrence Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Lynch, Edward ThomasCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Groff, Richard HubertCompleted MissionHigh group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Murchan, Lawrence AloysiusCompleted MissionHigh section lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Kass, Robert HilerCompleted MissionLow section lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Neville, Harry WalterCompleted MissionLow section lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Martin, Donald FrancisCompleted MissionLow section deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8011Dudock, Edward PeterCompleted MissionHigh group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT