Mission # 49

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 4 January 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 49
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 174
Mission Comments Port Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the High Group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Bombs were released on the wing leader using PFF aiming. The group leader released his bombs late due to 'freezing of the controls,' but the majority of the group released bombs on the wing lead. The target area was obscured by clouds so the results of the bombing were unobserved.
Primary Target Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 15
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 5
Scrubbed - 4
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

26 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
41‑24525Lovvorn, Hollie RayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
41‑24560West, George BerryCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
41‑24578Outen, Charles LeviAbortedTurned back because of an oxygen system failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3051Booska, Maurice ArthurCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37776.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Daskey, Kendall (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404Laboda, Joseph StanleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5444Ashcraft, Archie BertisCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5838Kaczaraba, William (NMI)Failed to ReturnLow Squadron lead. MIA. Damaged by enemy aircraft, crashed near Kalundborg, Denmark; MACR 1483. For details, see A Dying Breed by Neal B. Dillon.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29632Poole, George IAbortedTurned back becuse all four engines were 'running very rough.'
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Knapp, Paul BernardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑29723.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703Jorgenson, Henry (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723McDonald, Raymond LeroyCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑29688.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37788.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Writz, Horace FredCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31045Covington, Royston TruittAbortedFlying Spare. Joined formation, then turned back because of an oxygen system failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Yelvington, Melton AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31246Sprague, Alfred LeeCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37727Hines, James WesleyAbortedFlying Spare. Joined formation, then turned back becuse aircraft needed 'excessive power settings ... to stay in formation.'
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Jones, William ArchCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑3051.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Cosentino, George (NMI)AbortedLead Ground Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42‑29809. Took off late, then turned back with engine trouble.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37793DeFrees, Norman FrancisFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848Estes, Thomas JeffersonCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Lotz, William HenryScrubbedApparently did not take off due to 'technical failures.' Bomb load was 'Nickles' (propaganda leaflets).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37924Stearns, Clarence GroverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT