Mission # 54A

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 21 January 1944
384th Mission Number
 
54A
8th Air Force Mission Number 187
Mission Comments Persistence Pays Off
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two 18-aircraft groups for today's mission: in this portion of the mission, our aircraft flew as the lead group of the 41st A group. The 384th was alerted for an operational mission just as they were about to take off for a practice mission. In the space of one and one-half hours, these 18 aircraft were reconfigured for combat, and dispatched to attack a 'NOBALL' target in France. The A group of 18 aircraft, led by Major Alfred C Nuttall, attacked the Preuseville target on their fourth bomb run.
Primary Target Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 18
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
41‑24560Hines, James WesleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3429Morrison, Donald SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Carpenter, Walter RichardCompleted MissionLead squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404Ashcraft, Archie BertisCompleted MissionLow squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29554Yelvington, Melton AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29636Writz, Horace FredCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Allison, Earl ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Larsen, Jack KirbyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Bedsole, Joseph LinyerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31045Laboda, Joseph StanleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Robinson, Robert LawrenceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Estes, Thomas JeffersonCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31415Ross, Burton RaymondCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37727Heffley, Farris OrmondCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Poole, George ICompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Lotz, William HenryCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39784Covington, Royston TruittCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Jorgenson, Henry (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT