Mission # 50

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 5 January 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 50
8th Air Force Mission 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 - 17
Aborted - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Did Not Take Off - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

20 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
41‑24560Herbert, Joseph Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
41‑24578Reed, Merlin Howard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3051Corcoran, John Joseph Completed MissionLanded away at Wendling.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Jeter, Sydney Ryland Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Robinson, Robert Lawrence Did Not Take OffLow Squadron lead; did not takeoff.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3491Rinne, Austin Dean Completed 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 Wesley Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Laboda, Joseph Stanley Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31045Decker, Charles Edgar Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Courtemanche, Ralph Eudor Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31246Fioretti, Edward Anthony Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Yelvington, Melton Albert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Markow, Henry V Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37793Lotz, William Henry Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Allison, Earl Thomas Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848MacPhail, Philip Ray AbortedHigh 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 Sylvester Completed MissionBomb load included 'Nickles' (propaganda leaflets) in addition to six 500-pound bombs.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Harvey, Walter Lewis Completed MissionLow Squadron lead; apparently took lead position after assigned low Squadron lead, Robinson, did not take off.
SORTIE REPORT