Mission # 43

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 16 December 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 43
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 156
Mission Comments Cloudy Bremen
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. The group bombed the primary target on the wing lead, who was 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 - 17
Aborted - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 2
Returned Early - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

23 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
41‑24525Booska, Maurice ArthurCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Wyton.
SORTIE REPORT
41‑24560Jones, William ArchCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37758.
SORTIE REPORT
41‑24578Lovvorn, Hollie RayReturned EarlyTurned back over the North Sea (43°46'N,6°55'E) at 1247 hrs; #4 engine leaking oil badly, #3 supercharger inoperative at 20,000 ft, #2 prop ran away (split oil line) and had to be feathered. Attacked target of opportunity.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3429Ulrey, Edgar EllsworthCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404Bedsole, Joseph LinyerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5444Ross, Burton RaymondCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688McDonald, Raymond LeroyCompleted MissionEleven bombs hung up (less than half of bomb load) and were jettisoned in The Wash.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29733Cosentino, George (NMI)Completed MissionCrash-landed (overshot) at RAF Coltishall due to battle damage. "The A/C is a total wreck but none of the crew were injured."
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Fioretti, Edward AnthonyAbortedTurned back at 1207 hrs over the North Sea (54°45'N,4°20'E) when #4 engine fuel pressure went out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29927Carter, T L (IO)Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29935MacPhail, Philip RayAbortedGroup deputy; turned back over Molesworth at 0950 hrs because #1 engine ran very rough and had to be feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31045Decker, Charles EdgarCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211Rinne, Austin DeanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Moore, Clifford OrvilleCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31274Allison, Earl ThomasFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Jeter, Sydney RylandCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37793DeFrees, Norman FrancisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Martin, Rudolph AlfredCompleted MissionLanded away at Polebrook.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Ashcraft, Archie BertisCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Harvey, Walter LewisFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37924Stearns, Clarence GroverCompleted MissionLanded away at Alconbury
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39784Herbert, Joseph RobertFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Hines, James WesleyCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑29554. Also see comments for aircraft 42‑29688 for this mission.
SORTIE REPORT