Mission # 25

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 23 September 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 25
VIII Bomber Command Mission Mission Number 101
Mission Comments Ship Attacked; Results Uncertain
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew one group of 18 aircraft as the Low Group of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The specific objective was a ship believed to be a floating repair shop for submarines, located in the Nantes, France, port area. Bombs were dropped using visual aiming, with undetermined results.
Primary Target Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 17
Failed To Return - 1
Scrubbed - 3
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

21 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 GeorgeCompleted MissionHigh Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3218Armstrong, Lloyd RolandCompleted MissionHigh Squadron Lead. Ground Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42‑29768.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3429Estes, Thomas JeffersonCompleted MissionLow Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Sprague, Alfred LeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3441Kelly, James HenryCompleted MissionGroup Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3459Higdon, Philip EFailed to ReturnShot down by enemy aircraft shortly after crossing the coast of France, crashed near Pontivy, France; MACR 748. Co-pilot Ritt was pilot of a newly assigned crew, flying his first orientation mission.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5051Van der Haeghen, Joseph AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5086Ashcraft, Archie BertisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404Thompson, Siguard (NMI)Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Wing, Buckinghamshire.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5838Frink, Horace EverettCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5852Goulder, Edmund SamuelCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Jacobs, Randolph George EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Bedsole, Joseph LinyerCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Wing, Buckinghamshire.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29768[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑3218.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29814Ingles, John ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29927Willing, Mark SkinnerCompleted MissionLow Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29935Calnon, Mark BrooksCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42-30033.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30005[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑30196.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Algar, Philip MorrisCompleted MissionGroup Lead. Landed away at RAF Warmwell, Dorset, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑3441.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30196Lecates, Robert LeslieCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42‑30005. Landed away at RAF Wing, Buckinghamshire.
SORTIE REPORT