Mission # 42

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 13 December 1943
384th Mission Number
 
42
8th Air Force Mission Number 154
Mission Comments Maximum Effort
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two group formations for today's mission. The A Task Group was the lead group of the 41st Combat Wing, and the B Task Group was the low group of the same Wing. Both groups bombed the primary target using PFF aiming.
Primary Target Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 34
Aborted - 4
Returned Early - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

40 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sorted by Aircraft serial Number, and may be sorted by any column: click the column head.
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
41‑24525Jeter, Sydney RCompleted MissionLead group.
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41‑24560Larsen, Jack KirbyCompleted MissionLow group.
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41‑24578Martin, Rudolph AlfredReturned EarlyLead group, high squadron deputy. Turned back ten minutes from target with bad supercharger on #2 engine.
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42‑3051Rinne, Austin DeanAbortedLead group. Aborted with loss of oil pressure in #2 engine.
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42‑3087Booska, Maurice ArthurCompleted MissionLead group.
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42‑3218Herbert, Joseph RobertCompleted MissionLow group.
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42‑3259Bedsole, Joseph LinyerCompleted MissionLow group, low squadron deputy.
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42‑3429Morrison, Donald SCompleted MissionLow group.
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42‑3441Price, William MerrimanCompleted MissionLead group, high squadron lead.
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42‑3491[482nd BG Pilot]Completed MissionWing lead: Lt. Col. Eugene Romig (351st BG) Flight Leader, with former 384th pilot Lecates. PFF ship and personnel not identified were provided by the 482nd BG at Alconbury.
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42‑5404Ross, Burton RaymondCompleted MissionLow group, high squadron deputy.
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42‑5444Thompson, Siguard (NMI)Completed MissionLow group, high squadron lead.
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42‑5838Merritt, James MelvinCompleted MissionLow group lead.
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42‑29529Poole, George ICompleted MissionLow group. Crash landed in a field near the base due to low fuel. Two crewmembers injured, others safe.
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42‑29554Hines, James WesleyCompleted MissionLow group.
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42‑29632Ashcraft, Archie BertisCompleted MissionLow group.
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42‑29688McDonald, Raymond LeroyCompleted MissionLead group.
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42‑29703Robinson, Robert LawrenceCompleted MissionLow group.
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42‑29723Rich, John (NMI)Completed MissionLead group.
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42‑29733Jorgenson, Henry (NMI)Completed MissionLow group.
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42‑29828Fioretti, Edward AnthonyCompleted MissionLow group.
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42‑29927Carter, T L (IO)Completed MissionLead group, low squadron lead.
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42‑29935Markow, Henry VCompleted MissionLead group. One bomb hung; jettisoned in North Sea.
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42‑30731MacPhail, Philip RayCompleted MissionWing deputy. PFF ship provided by 482nd BG, Alconbury, manned by 384th crew.
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42‑31045Decker, Charles EdgarCompleted MissionLead group.
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42‑31073LaSeur, William VeryleAbortedLead group. Aborted with #2 and #4 engines running rough.
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42‑31211Ulrey, Edgar EllsworthCompleted MissionLead group.
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42‑31222Taylor, Sidney PaulReturned EarlyLead group. Aborted with loss of oil pressure in #2 engine. Attacked Target Of Opportunity (TOO). Geographic location given is closer to Neßmersiel than Wittmund.
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42‑31274Gilmore, William FeatherstonCompleted MissionLow group.
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42‑37758Jones, William ArchCompleted MissionLow group.
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42‑37776Wolf, Richard VanceCompleted MissionLead group.
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42‑37785Allison, Earl ThomasAbortedLow group. Aborted with low oil pressure in #2 engine, and engine on fire. Jettisoned bombs in North Sea and landed away at Attlebridge.
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42‑37793DeFrees, Norman FrancisCompleted MissionLead group.
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42‑37801Kaczaraba, William (NMI)Completed MissionLead group, low squadron deputy.
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42‑37816Edwards, Floyd ClintonCompleted MissionLow group, low squadron lead.
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42‑37848Carpenter, Walter RichardCompleted MissionLow group deputy.
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42‑37885Penney, Comus RobertCompleted MissionLow group.
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42‑37924Stearns, Clarence GroverCompleted MissionLead group.
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42‑39784Covington, Royston TruittCompleted MissionLow group.
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42‑39888Jacobs, Randolph George EdwardAbortedLow group. Aborted with generator trouble.
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