Mission # 46

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 24 December 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 46
8th Air Force 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 RaymondCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑29554.
SORTIE REPORT
41‑24560Allison, Earl ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
41‑24578Lovell, James MacNaughtonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3051Moore, Clifford OrvilleCompleted MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Kew, William JosephFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3259Hines, James WesleyCompleted 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 BertisCompleted 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 BerryCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688Outen, Charles LeviFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703Robinson, Robert LawrenceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Merritt, James MelvinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723Reed, Merlin HCompleted MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Cosentino, George (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Algar, Philip MorrisCompleted MissionComposite group, low squadron lead,
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31045Jeter, Sydney RCompleted MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211MacPhail, Philip RayCompleted MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Taylor, Sidney PaulCompleted MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31246Jones, William ArchCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31274Herbert, Joseph RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37727[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑39784.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Wolf, Richard VanceCompleted MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37781Wilson, William MonroeCompleted MissionComposite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37793Covington, Royston TruittCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Estes, Thomas JeffersonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Van der Haeghen, Joseph AlbertCompleted MissionDeputy
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848Ulrey, Edgar EllsworthCompleted MissionComposite group, low squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Harvey, Walter LewisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37924Kaczaraba, William (NMI)Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39784Laboda, Joseph StanleyCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37727.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Jacobs, Randolph George EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT