Mission # 55

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 29 January 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 55
8th Air Force Mission 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 - 35
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
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

43 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
41‑24578Outen, Charles Levi Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Kew, William Joseph Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Boger, Eugene Arthur Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3441Price, William Merriman Completed MissionGroup deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5404Lovell, James MacNaughton AbortedLead group. Turned back at 0825 hrs because exhaust stack broke on #3 engine, which then had to be feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5444Ross, Burton Raymond Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29554Yelvington, Melton Albert Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29632Writz, Horace Fred Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688McDonald, Raymond Leroy Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703West, George Berry Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Larsen, Jack Kirby Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723Reed, Merlin Howard Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Fioretti, Edward Anthony Flying 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 Dean Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211MacPhail, Philip Ray Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Taylor, Sidney Paul Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Hurley, Joseph Anthony Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Knapp, Paul Bernard Completed MissionLead group. Dropped fifty parcels of nickles (propaganda pamphlets) plus 6x500 GP on target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Jacobs, Randolph George Edward Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Courtemanche, Ralph Eudor Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Willing, Mark Skinner Completed MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Edwards, Floyd Clinton Completed MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Carpenter, Walter Richard Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31606Lovvorn, Hollie Ray Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37727Penney, Comus Robert Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Wolf, Richard Vance Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Booska, Maurice Arthur Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Cosentino, George (NMI) Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37793DeFrees, Norman Francis Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801LaSeur, William Veryle Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Armstrong, Lloyd Roland Completed MissionWing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848Wilson, William Monroe Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Lotz, William Henry AbortedLead 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 Thomas Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Clayton, John Earl Completed MissionLead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Bennett, Phillip Nathan Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Markow, Henry V Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39784Covington, Royston Truitt AbortedLead group. Turned back at 1007 hrs because #3 engine was throwing oil and caught fire.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39809Smith, Roger Clement Returned 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 Joseph Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑40005Stier, George Withers Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT