Mission # 28

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 4 October 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 28
VIII Bomber Command Mission Mission Number 108
Mission Comments Industrial Targets Bombed
Sixteen aircraft of the 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 103rd CW on today's mission. The primary target was bombed visually with good results.
Primary Target Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 15
Aborted - 3
Scrubbed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Ditched - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

22 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
41‑24560Jacobs, Randolph George Edward AbortedTurned back due to oxygen filler line to ball turret broken off and top turret filler line leaking, after having aborted 42‑5444 immediately after takeoff.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Fields, Leon AbortedTurned back, #2 engine supercharger pressure low and #3 engine oil pressure low.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3218Algar, Philip Morris Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3429Estes, Thomas Jefferson Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Sprague, Alfred Lee Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3441Ogilvie, Donald Potter Completed MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5051Carpenter, Walter Richard Completed MissionLanded away at Boxted due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5086Wilson, William Monroe Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Bradwell Bay due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404Robinson, Robert Lawrence AbortedTurned back because pilot couldn't find formation after taking off 50 minutes late because of 'failure in ball turret.'.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5444Jacobs, Randolph George Edward ScrubbedLanded 5 minutes after takeoff. Replaced AC with 41-24560.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5838Frink, Horace Everett Completed MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29554Yelvington, Melton Albert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29557[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑29703[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑5404.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29712Johnson, Erwin Crawford Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29768Willing, Mark Skinner Completed MissionLanded away at Ipswich due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Bedsole, Joseph Linyer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29814Ingles, John Thomas Completed MissionLanded away at Wattiaham due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29927Carter, T L (IO) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033Harry, William Russell Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30043Kauffman, Giles Felker Failed to Return,
Ditched
Ditched North Sea; crew rescued and returned to duty.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30196Keller, Lawrence Larry Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT