Mission # 50

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 5 January 1944
384th Mission Number
 
50
8th Air Force Mission Number 176
Mission Comments Smokescreen Not Effective
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the lead group of the 41st Composite Combat Wing on today's mission. Weather at the target was CAVU, and a defensive smokescreen failed to hide the target, permitting a successful visual attack.
Primary Target Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 18
Aborted - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Did Not Take Off - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

21 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sortable by Aircraft, Pilot, Results, and Mission/Sortie Information
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
41‑24560Herbert, Joseph RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
41‑24578Reed, Merlin HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3051Corcoran, John JosephCompleted MissionLanded away at Wendling.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Jeter, Sydney RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Robinson, Robert LawrenceDid Not Take OffLow squadron lead; did not takeoff.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3483[482nd BG Pilot]Completed MissionPFF aircraft and unidentified crewmembers loaned by 482nd BG. Aircraft landed at its home airfield, Alconbury.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3491Rinne, Austin DeanCompleted MissionPFF aircraft, pilot Lecates (formerly of the 384th), and unidentified crewmembers loaned by 482nd BG. Aircraft landed at its home airfield, Alconbury.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5444Thompson, Siguard (NMI)Completed MissionWing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29632Hines, James WesleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Laboda, Joseph StanleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31045Decker, Charles EdgarCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Courtemanche, Ralph EudorCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31246Fioretti, Edward AnthonyFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Yelvington, Melton AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Markow, Henry VCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37793Lotz, William HenryCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Allison, Earl ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848MacPhail, Philip RayAbortedHigh squadron lead; turned back over Denmark at 1120 hrs because #2 supercharger was running away; jettisoned bombs in North Sea
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37924Jorgenson, Henry (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39784Morrison, Donald SCompleted MissionBomb load included 'Nickles' (propaganda leaflets) in addition to six 500-pound bombs.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Harvey, Walter LewisCompleted MissionLow squadron lead; apparently took lead position after assigned low squadron lead, Robinson, did not take off.
SORTIE REPORT