Mission # 60

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 6 February 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 60
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 212
Mission Comments Clouds, Snow Conceal Targets
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) supplied two group formations for today's mission, which were assigned to fly as the lead and low groups of the 40th & 41st Composite Combat Wing; 92nd BG supplied the high group, which finally joined the wing formation at the IP. Heavy cloud cover partially hid the primary target, and snow on the ground prevented locating it. Attempts to bomb the secondary target, target of last resort, or a target of opportunity (TOO) were unsuccessful, and the bombers returned to Grafton Underwood with their loads.
Primary Target Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Target Attacked (Mode) No Target Attacked
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 1
Did Not Take Off - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

39 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
41‑24560Herbert, Joseph RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Kew, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3259Laboda, Joseph StanleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Harvey, Walter LewisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3441Hines, James WesleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29554Yelvington, Melton AlbertDid Not Take OffDid not take off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688Cosentino, George (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703West, George BerryCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Clayton, John EarlScrubbedThis aircraft did not take off. 544th BS loading list does not identify the crewmembers; pilot identified from other documents.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723Reed, Merlin HowardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Pryor, Raymond ThomasAbortedTurned back at 1031 hrs due to defective bomb racks; bombs were released when bombardier released bomb bay tanks over North Sea.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Jones, William ArchCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31045Decker, Charles EdgarCompleted MissionCrash-landed on return due to battle damage.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31058Horton, Lloyd (NMI)Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211Jeter, Sydney RylandCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Taylor, Sidney PaulCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Merritt, James MelvinCompleted MissionWing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Allison, Earl ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Jacobs, Randolph George EdwardCompleted MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Wilson, William MonroeCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Price, William MerrimanCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Lovell, James MacNaughtonCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Carpenter, Walter RichardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31606Lovvorn, Hollie RayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Booska, Maurice ArthurCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37793LaSeur, William VeryleAbortedTurned back over field; oxygen system was going out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Outen, Charles LeviCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Boger, Eugene ArthurCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Thompson, Siguard (NMI)Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Stearns, Clarence GroverCompleted MissionLow group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Markow, Henry VCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39784Poole, George IrvinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39809Bennett, Phillip NathanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Jorgenson, Henry (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39962Widener, Seth GranellCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39991Corcoran, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑40005Moore, Clifford OrvilleCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Daskey, Kendall (NMI)Completed MissionLanded away at Deenethorpe on return.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Bedsole, Joseph LinyerCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT