Mission # 23

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 9 September 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 23
VIII Bomber Command Mission Mission Number 94
Mission Comments Enemy Airfield Devastated
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) contributed 16 aircraft to today's mission, an attack on important airfields located about 60 miles southeast of Calais, France. After making a 360° turn near the Initial Point to clear another group, a visual bomb run was accomplished on the secondary target, with good results.
Primary Target Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (Visual)
Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vitry-en-Artois, France
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 16
Aborted - 2
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
41‑24557Sundlun, Bruce George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3216Lecates, Robert Leslie Completed MissionLow Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3218Armstrong, Lloyd Roland Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3441Ogilvie, Donald Potter Completed MissionHigh Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3459Higdon, Philip E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5051Ingles, John Thomas AbortedTurned back due to a blown spark plug.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404Thompson, Siguard (NMI) Completed MissionLow Squadron Deputy
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5444Yelvington, Melton Albert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5838Frink, Horace Everett Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5849Goulder, Edmund Samuel AbortedTurned back due to #2 engine failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Jacobs, Randolph George Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29699Price, William Merriman Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29768Butler, Johnny Addison Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Ashcraft, Archie Bertis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29935Algar, Philip Morris Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30005Harry, William Russell Completed MissionHigh Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033Kelly, James Henry Completed MissionGroup Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30043Estes, Thomas Jefferson Completed MissionGroup Lead.
SORTIE REPORT