Mission # 177

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 11 August 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 177
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 541
Mission Comments More Troop Support
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Little opposition and good weather conditions permitted each group formation to bomb their assigned targets in the Brest area accurately. Note that each group was assigned a different aiming point for this mission.
Primary Target Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Aborted - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

44 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
42‑31484Kass, Robert Hiler Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Johnstone, William A Completed MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37822Buslee, John Oliver Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Carnes, Joe Ross Completed MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑40018Keate, Richard Clifford Completed MissionLow group lead. PFF ship provided by the 379th BG, Kimbolton, AAF Station 117.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Pranger, Nicholas Vincent Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Hicks, Ralph Benjamin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Skehan, Joseph R Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Bennett, John R Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Combs, William Felix Completed MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Pluhar, Emil Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Maggart, Richard Lee Completed MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97557Koch, Robert Bruce Completed MissionWing lead. PFF ship provided by the 303rd BG, Molesworth, AAF Station 107.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97986Peck, Harland K Completed MissionHigh group lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Murchan, Lawrence Aloysius Completed MissionHigh section lead, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102459Shwery, Arthur J Completed MissionHigh section deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Hepler, Wilbur David Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben Hill Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Brodie, James Joseph Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Hassing, Eugene Theron Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Henderson, William V Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Hughes, Robert Davis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Hanlon, Ernest Edward Completed MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Plowman, Noel Elwin AbortedHigh group flying spare. Turned back because he couldn't locate formation. A contributing factor was a broken radiocompass antenna.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Davis, L K (IO) Completed MissionHigh group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Mead, Frank Willard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Hunt, John Hardy Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Seidlein, George H Completed MissionHigh section lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Rainey, Harry Wesley Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Kinnaird, William Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Parker, George Frederick Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Durdin, Larkin Clayton Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Goodrick, Gene Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Brown, Bert Oliver Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109McDaniel, Clifford Franklin Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Hulcher, Donald Lawrence  Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Mock, John Montague Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Herzog, John Henry Completed MissionLow group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8011Bahten, John Irwin Completed MissionWing deputy and lead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT