Mission # 53

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 14 January 1944
384th Mission Number
 
53
8th Air Force Mission Number 183
Mission Comments V-Weapons Site Bombed
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the lead and low squadrons of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Two bomb runs were made in CAVU conditions. The lead squadron's bombing was judged 'fair to good' and the low squadron's was 'poor ... far short of target.'
Primary Target Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 16
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

18 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sortable by Aircraft, Pilot, Results, and Mission/Sortie Information
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑3051Lotz, William HenryCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Outen, Charles LeviCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Estes, Thomas JeffersonCompleted MissionLow squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404LaSeur, William VeryleCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5444Price, William MerrimanCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Covington, Royston TruittCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688McDonald, Raymond LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703Robinson, Robert LawrenceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Carpenter, Walter RichardAbortedTurned back over field with runaway #2 prop, #3 magneto out, and reception on command radio transmission was very faint.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31045Daskey, Kendall (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211Willing, Mark SkinnerCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31246Britt, Neill LasaneFailed to ReturnAircraft hit by flak before bombs away; ten chutes were seen emerging at 1521:15 hrs; at 1532 hrs chutes landed in a wooded area in the vicinity of the target; aircraft crashed near St. Valery-sur-Somme, France. MACR 2497
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Jacobs, Randolph George EdwardCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31606Stearns, Clarence GroverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848Gilmore, William FeatherstonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014West, George BerryCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39809Lovvorn, Hollie RayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Harvey, Walter LewisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT