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Mission # 28

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 4 October 1943
VIII Bomber Command Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 28, VIII BC Mission Number 108
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
Ditched - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Aborted - 4
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives
Other Mission Documents 1943-10-04, Group Lead, M. Dillingham, H. Frink

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 EdwardAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned 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, LeonAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back, #2 engine supercharger pressure low and #3 engine oil pressure low.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3218Algar, Philip MorrisCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3429Estes, Thomas JeffersonCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Sprague, Alfred LeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3441Ogilvie, Donald PotterCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5051Carpenter, Walter RichardCompleted MissionLanded away at Boxted due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5086Wilson, William MonroeCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Bradwell Bay due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404Robinson, Robert LawrenceAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned 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 EdwardAborted Mission After Taking Off.Landed 5 minutes after takeoff. Replaced AC with 41-24560.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5838Frink, Horace EverettCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29554Yelvington, Melton AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29557[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑29703[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑5404.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29712Johnson, Erwin CrawfordCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29768Willing, Mark SkinnerCompleted MissionLanded away at Ipswich due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Bedsole, Joseph LinyerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29814Ingles, John ThomasCompleted MissionLanded away at Wattisham, AAF Station 377, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29927Carter, T L (IO)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033Harry, William RussellCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30043Kauffman, Giles FelkerFailed To Return: DitchedDitched North Sea; crew rescued and returned to duty.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30196Keller, Lawrence LarryCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT