Mission # 34

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 3 November 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 34
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 119
Mission Comments Pathfinder Leads Attack
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as one entire group, and contributed an additional squadron to the composite group on today's mission. The target was completely obscured by a solid cloud cover. Bombs were dropped when the wing lead, a 'Pathfinder' aircraft, dropped theirs. This was the first 'Bombing Through Overcast' (BTO) operational mission led by radar-equipped B-17s of the 482nd Bombardment Group.
Primary Target Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 24
Scrubbed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

25 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 lead.
SORTIE REPORT
41‑24560[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑3429.
SORTIE REPORT
41‑24575Jorgenson, Henry (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
41‑24578MacPhail, Philip RayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3218Thompson, Siguard (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3259Bedsole, Joseph LinyerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3429Merritt, James MelvinCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 41-24560.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Sprague, Alfred LeeCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3441Goulder, Edmund SamuelCompleted MissionSquadron of composite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5051Morrison, Donald SylvesterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5444Ross, Burton RaymondCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5838Willing, Mark SkinnerCompleted MissionSquadron of composite group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29632Ashcraft, Archie BertisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29636Ulrey, Edgar EllsworthCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Wilson, William MonroeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Carpenter, Walter RichardCompleted MissionKennedy (CP) and Hedin (N) wounded by flak burst in nose of aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29768Fields, LeonCompleted MissionSquadron of composite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Robinson, Robert LawrenceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29927Carter, T L (IO)Completed MissionSquadron of composite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29935Wolf, Richard VanceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29987Price, William MerrimanCompleted MissionSquadron of composite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Algar, Philip MorrisCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033Kelly, James HenryCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31073Yelvington, Melton AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Jones, William ArchCompleted MissionSquadron of composite group.
SORTIE REPORT