Mission # 3

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 26 June 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 3
VIII Bomber Command Mission Mission Number 68   (more...)
Mission Comments Target Hidden, Bombs Held
The 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) flew as the Low Group of the 103rd Combat Bomb Wing (Provisional) on today's mission, led by Col. Budd J. Peaslee. Although a bombing run was attempted from the planned IP, no bombing reference points in the target area were visible. Adhering to official policy - bombing only positively identified targets of military significance in occupied territory is permitted - bombs were not dropped. A B-17 gunship - known as a YB-40 - supplied by the 92nd BG, flew as #3 in the lead squadron.
Primary Target Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Target Attacked (Mode) No Target Attacked
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 9
Failed To Return - 5
Aborted - 3
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

20 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
42‑3188Cuddeback, Thomas A Failed to ReturnInitially attacked east of Caen, France, by enemy aircraft; lost altitude rapidly; crashed in La Chapelle-Hareng, France. MACR 15567
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3216Edwards, Floyd Clinton AbortedTurned back with #3 engine running rough, low oil pressure and smoking; feathered engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3218Armstrong, Lloyd Roland Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3222Mattes, Frank George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3231Carrington, Richard Thompson Completed MissionHigh Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29956[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑29960Erickson, Gordon Bennett Completed MissionLow Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Algar, Philip Morris Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30030Harris, George Warren Completed MissionGroup Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30031Burgoon, Howard C Failed to ReturnAttacked by enemy aircraft; last seen with three engines smoking, diving at a 45° angle; five chutes reported. Crashed in Bernouville, France (6km west of Gisors). No MACR.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033Kelly, James Henry Completed MissionGroup Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30037Henderson, Lykes Shelton Failed to ReturnAttacked by enemy aircraft east of Caen, France; crew bailed out; aircraft crashed east of Dieppe, France.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30039Halseth, Edwin S Completed MissionLow Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30043[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑30046Wilson, Clayton R Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare Aircraft. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30048Wheat, Delton G Failed to ReturnAttacked by enemy aircraft; crashed near Laon, France. No MACR. This aircraft was repaired and flown by the Luftwaffe.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30058Rosio, Joseph (NMI) Failed to ReturnAttacked by enemy aircraft; with #2 engine burning, five crewmembers bailed out; exploded in midair and crashed between Plessis-St-Benoist and Etampes, France, 30 miles south of Paris. No MACR.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30073Estes, Thomas Jefferson AbortedTurned back when #3 engine failed off the coast of France.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30139Roberts, James Richard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30142Hausenfluck, Jesse Dee AbortedHigh Squadron Deputy. Turned back with number 1 engine running very rough, with insufficient supercharger boost.
SORTIE REPORT