Mission # 65B

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 22 February 1944
384th Mission Number
 
65B
8th Air Force Mission Number 230
Mission Comments Big Week, Day Three
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two group formations for todays missions. This group formed the high group of the 41st B Combat Wing. Bombs appeared to strike in the target area, but heavy smoke from prior groups made assessment difficult.
Primary Target Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Aschersleben, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 7
Failed To Return - 4
Aborted - 5
Crashed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

17 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sortable by Aircraft, Pilot, Results, and Mission/Sortie Information
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
41‑24578Outen, Charles LeviCompleted MissionLanded away at Kimbolton, AAF Station 117, on return due to fuel shortage.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Kew, William JosephFailed to ReturnShot down in vigorous attacks by 10-15 Me-109s or a heavy flak barrage between 1230 and 1300 hrs near Münster, Germany; crashed near Wesel, Germany. MACR 2466
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Decker, Charles EdgarCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29927Smith, Roger ClementAbortedTurned back due to oil leak in #4 at 1155 hrs; landed away at RAF Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026MacPhail, Philip RayCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Rinne, Austin DeanCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Gosfield, Essex, on return.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Booska, Maurice ArthurCompleted MissionLow squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31516Jeter, Sydney RCrashed in Allied TerritoryCollided with 42‑38041 from 303rd BG, Molesworth, while forming up at 0956; crashed near Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire; only survivors were bombardier and navigator who parachuted to safety.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Smith, Harry BaileyAbortedTurned back at 1053 hrs as #2 supercharger ran away.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Urton, Raymond LeeAbortedHigh squadron lead; landed away at RAF Eastchurch, Essex, due to severe snow storm.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848Ulrey, Edgar EllsworthCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39809McDonald, Raymond LeroyFailed to ReturnShot down in vigorous attacks by 10-15 Me-109s or a heavy flak barrage between 1230 and 1300 hrs near Münster, Germany; crashed near Oostrum (just east of Venray), The Netherlands. MACR 2467
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39991Corcoran, John JosephAbortedTurned back because oxygen leak in navigator's station caused all oxygen in aircraft to leak out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Daskey, Kendall (NMI)AbortedTurned back over Kettering as #3 engine had to be feathered when hit by the horizontal stabilizer of the aircraft in the formation which had collided with a 303rd BG aircraft in mid-air.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97450Markow, Henry VFailed to ReturnShot down in vigorous attacks by 15 Me-109s, between 1230 and 1300 hrs, near Münster, Germany; 10 chutes emerged; crashed near Wesel, Germany. MACR 2464
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97488DeFrees, Norman FrancisFailed to ReturnShot down in vigorous attacks by 10-15 Me-109s, between 1230 and 1300 hrs near Münster, Germany; crashed near Dortmund or Wesel, Germany. MACR 2465.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Stier, George WithersCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Rivenhall, Essex, on return, due to battle damage from flak and enemy aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT