Mission # 46

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 24 December 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 46
VIII Bomber Command Mission Mission Number 164
Mission Comments Two Targets Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as parts of two groups of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. The low squadron of the composite group (9 aircraft) bombed the primary target, while aircraft of the low group (18 aircraft) were unable to locate the primary target and attacked a target of opportunity (TOO), also a 'NOBALL' target, located at 50°17'N, 2°14'E.
Primary Target Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 27
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 3
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

32 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
41‑24525Ross, Burton Raymond Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑29554.
SORTIE REPORT
41‑24560Allison, Earl Thomas Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
41‑24578Lovell, James MacNaughton Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3051Moore, Clifford Orville Completed MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Kew, William Joseph Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3259Hines, James Wesley Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5444Thompson, Siguard (NMI) Completed MissionMaj. Ketelsen Flight Leader
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29554[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 41-24525.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29632Ashcraft, Archie Bertis Completed MissionBomb release malfunction; dropped 13 bombs on target, two bombs jettisoned in Channel, one returned to base due to malfunction of bomb release mechanism.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651West, George Berry Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688Outen, Charles Levi Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703Robinson, Robert Lawrence Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Merritt, James Melvin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723Reed, Merlin Howard Completed MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Cosentino, George (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Algar, Philip Morris Completed MissionComposite group, low Squadron lead,
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31045Jeter, Sydney Ryland Completed MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211MacPhail, Philip Ray Completed MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Taylor, Sidney Paul Completed MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31246Jones, William Arch Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31274Herbert, Joseph Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37727[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑39784.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Wolf, Richard Vance Completed MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37781Wilson, William Monroe Completed MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37793Covington, Royston Truitt Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Estes, Thomas Jefferson Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Van der Haeghen, Joseph Albert Completed MissionDeputy
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848Ulrey, Edgar Ellsworth Completed MissionComposite group, low Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Harvey, Walter Lewis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37924Kaczaraba, William (NMI) Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39784Laboda, Joseph Stanley Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37727.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Jacobs, Randolph George Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT