Mission # 55

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 29 January 1944
384th Mission Number
55
8th Air Force Mission Number 198
Mission Comments Technology Trumps Overcast Targets
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) supplied two group formations for today's mission, which flew as lead and low groups of the 41st Combat Wing B wing. Bombs were released using PFF aiming.
Primary Target Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Aborted - 3
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 2
Returned Early - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

44 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sorted by Aircraft serial Number, and may be sorted by any column: click the column head.
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
41‑24578Outen, Charles LeviCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Kew, William JosephCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Boger, Eugene ArthurCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3441Price, William MerrimanCompleted MissionGroup deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3492[482nd BG Pilot]Completed MissionLead group. PFF ship. Aircraft and crew provided by 482nd BG.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404Lovell, James MacNaughtonAbortedLead group. Turned back at 0825 hrs because exhaust stack broke on #3 engine, which then had to be feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5444Ross, Burton RaymondCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29554Yelvington, Melton AlbertCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29632Writz, Horace FredCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688McDonald, Raymond LeroyFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703West, George BerryCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Larsen, Jack KirbyCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723Reed, Merlin HCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Fioretti, Edward AnthonyFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31045Rich, John (NMI)Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Low group
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31058Rinne, Austin DeanCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211MacPhail, Philip RayCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Taylor, Sidney PaulCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Hurley, Joseph ACompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Knapp, Paul BernardCompleted MissionLead group. Dropped fifty parcels of nickles (propaganda pamphlets) plus 6x500 GP on target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Jacobs, Randolph George EdwardCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Courtemanche, Ralph EudorCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Willing, Mark SkinnerCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Edwards, Floyd ClintonCompleted MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Carpenter, Walter RichardCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31606Lovvorn, Hollie RayCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37727Penney, Comus RobertCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Wolf, Richard VanceCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Booska, Maurice ArthurCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Cosentino, George (NMI)Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37793DeFrees, Norman FrancisCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801LaSeur, William VeryleCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Armstrong, Lloyd RolandCompleted MissionWing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848Wilson, William MonroeCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Lotz, William HenryAbortedLead group. Turned back over Lutterworth at 0922 hrs due to drop in pressure in oxygen system from 375 lbs to 225 lbs.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Pryor, Raymond ThomasCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Clayton, John EarlCompleted MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Bennett, Phillip NathanCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Markow, Henry VCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39784Covington, Royston TruittAbortedLead group. Turned back at 1007 hrs because #3 engine was throwing oil and caught fire.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39809Smith, Roger ClementReturned EarlyLow group. Turned back at 1019 hrs due to pilot's illness. Bombs jettisoned in Channel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Jorgenson, Henry (NMI)Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead group
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39991Corcoran, John JosephCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑40005Stier, George WithersCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT