Mission # 6

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 4 July 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 6
VIII Bomber Command Mission Mission Number 71   (more...)
Mission Comments Aircraft Plant Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the Lead Group of the 103rd Combat Wing with a YB-40 from the 92nd BG in the #2 position of the Lead Squadron on today's mission. Weather at the primary target was clear and visual sighting resulted in accurate bombing.
Primary Target Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 15
Failed To Return - 2
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

23 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
42‑3218Armstrong, Lloyd Roland Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3222Mattes, Frank George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3230Hall, Ralph Jackson Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3231Carrington, Richard Thompson Completed MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3235Myer, Lawrence Wayne Failed to ReturnShot down before the target was reached; crashed near Poillé-sur-Vègre about 40km WSW of Le Mans, France. MACR 3035/4495
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3330Estes, Thomas Jefferson Completed MissionLow Squadron Lead. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑30073.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5838[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑5849.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5843Pulcipher, Ralph Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5848Ogilvie, Donald Potter Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5849Frink, Horace Everett Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑5838. Frink had taken off in 838, detected a short circuit that made the aircraft unusable for combat, and landed. It took him 20 minutes from landing to taking off again!
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5852Butler, Johnny Addison Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29956Hausenfluck, Jesse Dee Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29960Erickson, Gordon Bennett Failed to ReturnLow Squadron Deputy. Damaged by flak after the target, then further attacked by Me-109s; crashed near Belfonds, France. No MACR
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29985Edwards, Floyd Clinton Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Algar, Philip Morris Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30032Dietel, William (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron Lead, Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033Kelly, James Henry AbortedTurned back when ball turret gunner's oxygen valve froze up.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30039Halseth, Edwin S AbortedTurned back when pilot became ill.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30040[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑30046Wilson, Clayton R Completed MissionHigh Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30065Keck, George B Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30073[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑3330.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30147[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused