Mission # 19

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 31 August 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 19
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 88
Mission Comments Target Hidden, Bombs Held
The 384th Bombardment Group had eighteen (18) aircraft airborne as scheduled; take-off time being 1544 o'clock, a delay in take-off resulted as the leader's airplane blew a tail wheel tire in taxiing to take-off position. This group climbed through the overcast and arrived at the rendezvous point on time where it was joined by the other groups. Due to complete cloud coverage [at the primary target], a turn was made to pick out a target of opportunity, unable to do so, this group returned to the home base with their bombs.
Primary Target Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Target Attacked (Mode) No Target Attacked
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 14
Aborted - 4
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

18 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
41‑24507Higdon, Philip EAbortedTurned back with #1 engine very rough and #3 engine oil pressure dropped 40 lbs.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3218Armstrong, Lloyd RolandAbortedTurned back with #2, #3, and #4 engines very rough.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3441Estes, Thomas JeffersonCompleted MissionWing Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3455Armstrong, James EdwinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5720Aufmuth, Lester HerbertAborted SORTIE REPORT
42‑5838Frink, Horace EverettCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5843Pulcipher, Ralph RobertCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5852Peaslee, Budd JohnCompleted MissionWing Lead for 41st Combat Bombardment Wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29554Thompson, Siguard (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Jacobs, Randolph George EdwardAbortedLow Squadron Deputy. Turned back; couldn't keep up with formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29699Goulder, Edmund SamuelCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29768Willing, Mark SkinnerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29814Ingles, John ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Gilmore, William FeatherstonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29914Jones, Justin RalphCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30005Ogilvie, Donald PotterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033Kelly, James HenryCompleted MissionLow Squadron Lead. Turned back; #1 supercharger disintegrated causing loss in manifold pressure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30043Price, William MerrimanCompleted MissionHigh Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT