Mission # 47

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 30 December 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 47
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 169
Mission Comments Primary Target Attacked
Bombs were away at 1202 hours on PFF from 22,000 feet, with unobserved results.
Primary Target Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 20
Aborted - 5
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Ditched - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

30 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
41‑24560Morrison, Donald SylvesterAbortedComposite Squadron; turned back at 1016 hrs because of oxygen failure in top turret; system dropped to zero and after it was recharged to 250 lbs it again dropped to 120 lbs in 15 mins; 18 M47A1s rtd
SORTIE REPORT
41‑24578Daskey, Kendall (NMI)AbortedTurned back near Molesworth; #3 supercharger defective
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Price, William MerrimanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3259Cosentino, George (NMI)Completed MissionLanded away at Gatwick with #4 engine out; bombed target; sent to 2 Strategic Air Depot at Little Staughton for repair.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3492Lecates, Robert LeslieCompleted MissionGroup lead; aircraft, and remaining unidentified crew, supplied by 482BG at Alconbury. Lecates (P) was formerly a 384th pilot: he had transferred to the 482nd after completing a combat tour.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404Hines, James WesleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5909Harris, George WarrenCompleted MissionGroup deputy; aircraft and unidentified crew supplied by 482nd BG.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29554Yelvington, Melton AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29632Lovell, James MacNaughtonScrubbedDid not take off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Lovvorn, Hollie RayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688McDonald, Raymond LeroyFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703West, George BerryCompleted MissionBriefed to fly in high Squadron of composite group, flew #5 position with unidentified Group; landed away at Thurleigh due to low fuel
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Carpenter, Walter RichardCompleted MissionComposite Squadron
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723Reed, Merlin HowardFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Fioretti, Edward AnthonyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Ross, Burton RaymondCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211Moore, Clifford OrvilleCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Rinne, Austin DeanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31274Jacobs, Randolph George EdwardFailed to Return,
Ditched
Composite Squadron Ldr; mechanical fault; 15 mins over France #1 prop ran away, threw chunks of cowling, and caught on fire; MACR 1768; ditched in Channel at 1125 hrs; nine crew picked up, one missing; crew at Swanley Manor Hospital in Lewes.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37725Markow, Henry VCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Jones, William ArchFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Smith, Roger ClementAbortedTurned back at 1042 hrs because nose and windshields were completely blocked out by frost and throwing oil; 12x500GP rtd
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37793Carter, T L (IO)Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Kaczaraba, William (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Van der Haeghen, Joseph AlbertCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848Stier, George WithersAbortedTurned back at 1020 hrs because of oxygen failure; oxygen filler line broke on ball turret and oxygen was leaking from the tail, left waist, ball, and radio positions; four men were completely without oxygen; 12x500GP rtd to base
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Lotz, William HenryAbortedComposite Squadron; aborted because pilot's oxygen system was out of order; 42x65 M47A1s rtd
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37924Stearns, Clarence GroverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39784Larsen, Jack KirbyCompleted MissionBriefed to fly in high Squadron of composite group, flew #6 position with unidentified Group; landed away at Thurleigh due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Knapp, Paul BernardCompleted MissionBriefed to fly in high Squadron of composite group, flew #7 of lead Squadron of 379th BG, landed away at Alconbury due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT