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 Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Kew, William Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3259Laboda, Joseph Stanley Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Harvey, Walter Lewis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3441Hines, James Wesley Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29554Yelvington, Melton Albert Did Not Take OffDid not take off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688Cosentino, George (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703West, George Berry Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Clayton, John Earl ScrubbedThis aircraft did not take off. 544th BS loading list does not identify the crewmembers; pilot identified from other documents.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723Reed, Merlin Howard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Pryor, Raymond Thomas AbortedTurned 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 Arch Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31045Decker, Charles Edgar Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31058Horton, Lloyd (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211Jeter, Sydney Ryland Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Taylor, Sidney Paul Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Merritt, James Melvin Completed MissionWing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Allison, Earl Thomas Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Jacobs, Randolph George Edward Completed MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Wilson, William Monroe Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Price, William Merriman Completed MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Lovell, James MacNaughton Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Carpenter, Walter Richard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31606Lovvorn, Hollie Ray Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Booska, Maurice Arthur Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37793LaSeur, William Veryle AbortedTurned back over field; oxygen system was going out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Outen, Charles Levi Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Boger, Eugene Arthur Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Thompson, Siguard (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Stearns, Clarence Grover Completed MissionLow group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Markow, Henry V Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39784Poole, George Irvin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39809Bennett, Phillip Nathan Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Jorgenson, Henry (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39962Widener, Seth Granell Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39991Corcoran, John Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑40005Moore, Clifford Orville Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Daskey, Kendall (NMI) Completed MissionLanded away at Deenethorpe on return.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Bedsole, Joseph Linyer Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT