Mission # 37

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 26 November 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 37
VIII Bomber Command Mission Mission Number 138
Mission Comments Bremen Bombed
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew today's mission as one group of the 41st Combat Wing. Assembly was impeded by conflicting traffic, but they eventually formed up and bombed the target with the Wing.
Primary Target Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Unknown)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 16
Failed To Return - 3
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ditched - 1
Returned Early - 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
41‑24557Thompson, Siguard (NMI) Completed MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3218Bedsole, Joseph Linyer Returned EarlyTurned back with a supercharger failure, apparently after entering into enemy airspace and thereby earning combat credit.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3429Sprague, Alfred Lee Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5051Gilmore, William Featherston Failed to Return,
Ditched
Damaged by flak, ditched in the North Sea near the English coast, with most of the crew rescued; MACR 1579; T/Sgt. Maurice Henry awarded posthumous Distinguished Service Cross, Owens p.195; Maj. William Gilmore awarded Silver Star, Owens p. 198.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5444Armstrong, Lloyd Roland Completed MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5838Goulder, Edmund Samuel Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29529Ashcraft, Archie Bertis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29554Yelvington, Melton Albert Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Herbert, Joseph Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29768Nelson, Darwin George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29927Martin, Rudolph Alfred Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29987Amundson, Leslie Otho Failed to ReturnDamaged by enemy aircraft, force-landed with injured crewman near Donkerbroek, the Netherlands; MACR 1662.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31042Holland, John Benjamin Failed to ReturnDamaged by enemy aircraft; crashed near Hagen, Germany; MACR 1663
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37727Van der Haeghen, Joseph Albert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Jones, William Arch Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37762Zitnik, Charles Allen Failed to ReturnDamaged by enemy aircraft; crashed near Bad Zwischenahn, Germany; MACR 1580. Zitnik and Pelley landed with the ship. All others bailed out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Allison, Earl Thomas Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Stearns, Clarence Grover Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Warboys.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37789Carpenter, Walter Richard Completed MissionLanded away at Snetterton Heath.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37828Jacobs, Randolph George Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39784Jorgenson, Henry (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39796Kaczaraba, William (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT