Mission # 26

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 27 September 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 26
VIII Bomber Command Mission Mission Number 104   (more...)
Mission Comments Bad Weather Over Emden
Nineteen aircraft of the 384th Bombardment Group (H) took off for today's mission to attack the port facilities in Emden, Germany. Clouds obscured the primary target forcing the wing leaders to seek a target of opportunity. The city of Aurich, Germany, northeast of Emden, had the bad luck to be in the clear, and so received the brunt of the attack.
Primary Target Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) TOO (Visual)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Aurich, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 18
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
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 George AbortedTurned back prior to assembly due to a runaway supercharger on #2 engine
SORTIE REPORT
41‑24560Harry, William Russell Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑30005.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Goulder, Edmund Samuel Completed MissionLanded away at Snetterton Heath Airfield, AAF Station 138, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3216Van der Haeghen, Joseph Albert Completed MissionOne engine went out before the target, and a second was hit by flak. A third engine quit on the way home. The crew threw as much as possible overboard, and the pilot was able to bring it in on one engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3218Armstrong, Lloyd Rowland Completed MissionLow Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Sprague, Alfred Lee Completed MissionHigh Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3441Ogilvie, Donald Potter Completed MissionGroup Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5051Williams, Walter Gordon Completed MissionHigh Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404Thompson, Siguard (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5852Frink, Horace Everett Completed MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29554Yelvington, Melton Albert Completed MissionLanded away at Snetterton Heath Airfield, AAF Station 138, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Kelly, James Henry Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft aircraft; replaced 42‑30196.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703Price, William Merriman Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29712Jones, William Arch Completed MissionLow Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Bedsole, Joseph Linyer Completed MissionLanded away at Molesworth, AAF Station 107, for reasons unknown, and returned immediately to home base.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29814Ingles, John Thomas Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29927Carter, T L (IO) Completed MissionLanded away at Snetterton Heath Airfield, AAF Station 138, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29935Calnon, Mark Brooks Completed MissionLanded with a flat tire caused by flak; ran off side of runway and saved aircraft and crew.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29987Kauffman, Giles Felker Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30005[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 41-24560.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30196[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑29651.
SORTIE REPORT