Mission # 58

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 4 February 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 58
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 208
Mission Comments Attack On Aircraft Parts Plant
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) supplied two group formations for today's mission, which were assigned to fly as the high groups of the 41st A and B Combat Wings. Both groups completed the mission and bombed via PFF on their respective wing leads.
Primary Target Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 31
Aborted - 6
Returned Early - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

38 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
41‑24560Harvey, Walter Lewis Completed MissionHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing.
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42‑3087Jorgenson, Henry (NMI) AbortedHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing. Turned back at 1108 hrs over The Netherlands "because #2 supercharger surged and ran away ... was uncontrollable."
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42‑3259Laboda, Joseph Stanley Completed MissionHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing.
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42‑3440Herbert, Joseph Robert Completed MissionHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing.
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42‑29554Lovell, James MacNaughton AbortedHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing. Turned back at 1029 hrs because #4 supercharger ran away, there was no boost on #3 supercharger, and #3 engine detonated and was smoking.
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42‑29632Poole, George Irvin Completed MissionHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing.
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42‑29636Jeter, Sydney Ryland Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing. Landed away on return at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, due to low fuel.
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42‑29688Outen, Charles Levi Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑29703West, George Berry Completed MissionHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing.
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42‑29717Allison, Earl Thomas Completed MissionHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing. Turned back with 'supercharger trouble.'
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42‑29723Reed, Merlin Howard Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑29809Heffley, Farris Ormond AbortedHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing. Aborted at 1014 hrs because #2 and #4 superchargers were uncontrollable.
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42‑30026Clayton, John Earl AbortedHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing. Turned back at 1035 hrs because #2 prop and supercharger ran away at altitude.
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42‑31045Decker, Charles Edgar Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑31058Rinne, Austin Dean Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑31211Taylor, Sidney Paul Completed MissionHigh group deputy, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑31222Rich, John (NMI) Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑31346Hurley, Joseph Anthony Completed MissionHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing.
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42‑31364Estes, Thomas Jefferson Completed MissionHigh group lead, 41st B Combat Wing.
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42‑31375Moore, Clifford Orville Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑31433Booska, Maurice Arthur Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑31484Edwards, Floyd Clinton Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, high group, 41st B Combat Wing.
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42‑31495Jacobs, Randolph George Edward Completed MissionHigh group deputy, 41st B Combat Wing.
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42‑31606Lovvorn, Hollie Ray Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, high group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑37776Wilson, William Monroe Returned EarlyHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing. Turned back at 1113 hrs because #2 supercharger went wild at 26,000 ft at 1015 hrs and #2 prop fluctuated, so that #3 engine began to deteriorate and vibrate badly.
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42‑37793DeFrees, Norman Francis Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑37801LaSeur, William Veryle AbortedHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing. Turned back at 1055 due to uncontrollable supercharger on #2 engine.
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42‑37848Knapp, Paul Bernard AbortedHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing. Turned back at 1044 just off The Naze because #2 and #3 engines were smoking and the gas mixture was set too rich.
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42‑37885Morrison, Donald Sylvester Completed MissionHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing.
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42‑37974Ashcraft, Archie Bertis Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, high group, 41st B Combat Wing. Turned back at 1105 hrs because all four superchargers (electronic) were not giving the required pressure. Supporting documents indicate mission credit was awarded for this sortie.
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42‑38013Stearns, Clarence Grover Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, high group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑38014Wolf, Richard Vance Completed MissionHigh group lead, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑39809Bennett, Phillip Nathan Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing. Dropped nickles (propaganda leaflets) as well as incendiaries.
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42‑39962Carter, T L (IO) Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, high group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑39991Cosentino, George (NMI) Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group, 41st B Combat Wing.
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42‑40005Stier, George Withers Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑97449Daskey, Kendall (NMI) Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing.
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42‑97477Hines, James Wesley Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, high group, 41st B Combat Wing.
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