Mission # 42

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 13 December 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 42
VIII Bomber Command Mission 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
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

40 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
41‑24525Jeter, Sydney Ryland Completed MissionLead group.
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41‑24560Larsen, Jack Kirby Completed MissionLow group.
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41‑24578Martin, Rudolph Alfred Returned EarlyLead group, high Squadron deputy. Turned back ten minutes from target with bad supercharger on #2 engine.
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42‑3051Rinne, Austin Dean AbortedLead group. Aborted with loss of oil pressure in #2 engine.
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42‑3087Booska, Maurice Arthur Completed MissionLead group.
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42‑3218Herbert, Joseph Robert Completed MissionLow group.
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42‑3259Bedsole, Joseph Linyer Completed MissionLow group, low Squadron deputy.
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42‑3429Morrison, Donald Sylvester Completed MissionLow group.
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42‑3441Price, William Merriman Completed 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 Raymond Completed 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 Melvin Completed MissionLow group lead.
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42‑29529Poole, George Irvin Completed 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 Wesley Completed MissionLow group.
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42‑29632Ashcraft, Archie Bertis Completed MissionLow group.
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42‑29688McDonald, Raymond Leroy Completed MissionLead group.
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42‑29703Robinson, Robert Lawrence Completed 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 Anthony Completed MissionLow group.
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42‑29927Carter, T L (IO) Completed MissionLead group, low Squadron lead.
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42‑29935Markow, Henry V Completed MissionLead group. One bomb hung; jettisoned in North Sea.
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42‑30731MacPhail, Philip Ray Completed MissionWing deputy. PFF ship provided by 482nd BG, Alconbury, manned by 384th crew.
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42‑31045Decker, Charles Edgar Completed MissionLead group.
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42‑31073LaSeur, William Veryle AbortedLead group. Aborted with #2 and #4 engines running rough.
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42‑31211Ulrey, Edgar Ellsworth Completed MissionLead group.
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42‑31222Taylor, Sidney Paul Returned EarlyLead group. Aborted with loss of oil pressure in #2 engine. Attacked Wittmund, Germany, as a Target Of Opportunity (TOO). Geographic location given is closer to Neßmersiel than Wittmund.
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42‑31274Gilmore, William Featherston Completed MissionLow group.
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42‑37758Jones, William Arch Completed MissionLow group.
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42‑37776Wolf, Richard Vance Completed MissionLead group.
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42‑37785Allison, Earl Thomas AbortedLow 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 Francis Completed MissionLead group.
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42‑37801Kaczaraba, William (NMI) Completed MissionLead group, low Squadron deputy.
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42‑37816Edwards, Floyd Clinton Completed MissionLow group, low Squadron lead.
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42‑37848Carpenter, Walter Richard Completed MissionLow group deputy.
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42‑37885Penney, Comus Robert Completed MissionLow group.
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42‑37924Stearns, Clarence Grover Completed MissionLead group.
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42‑39784Covington, Royston Truitt Completed MissionLow group.
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42‑39888Jacobs, Randolph George Edward AbortedLow group. Aborted with generator trouble.
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