Mission # 52

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 11 January 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 52
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 182
Mission Comments Port City Bombed
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the Composite Wing of the 40th Combat Wing on today's mission. The wing leader initially gave instructions for PFF bombing but changed to visual while making the turn onto the bomb run. Bombs were dropped 'on a city about 5 miles north by northwest of Brunswick, our secondary target.' This appears to have been Veltenhof, Germany. Due to bad weather, all aircraft landed at Seething, except as noted.
Primary Target Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Other (Visual)
Target: City 5 miles NNW
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 20
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

24 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
42‑3051Hines, James Wesley Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation. Landed away at Coltishall, Norfolk, on return due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Kew, William Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑30026.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404Poole, George Irvin Completed MissionCarried nickles (propaganda leaflets}.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5444Jones, William Arch Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29632Heffley, Farris Ormond Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Smith, Roger Clement Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688Daskey, Kendall (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703Lovvorn, Hollie Ray Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723Rich, John (NMI) Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation of the 305th BG.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Fioretti, Edward Anthony Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Carter, T L (IO) Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑3440. High Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31045Moore, Clifford Orville Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211Algar, Philip Morris Completed MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Taylor, Sidney Paul Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Ulrey, Edgar Ellsworth Completed MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31246Edwards, Floyd Clinton Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37727Penney, Comus Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Stier, George Withers Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Britt, Neill Lasane Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Lovell, James MacNaughton Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Stearns, Clarence Grover Completed MissionJoined formation of the 401st BG and completed the mission. Landed away at RAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire, on return due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848Corcoran, John Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑40005[N/A]ScrubbedOriginally assigned to the Ulrey Crew, then exchanged with the DeFrees Crew (flying spare); ultimately, did not take off.
SORTIE REPORT