Mission # 61

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 8 February 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 61
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 214
Mission Comments Radar Bombing Today
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. The primary target was bombed using PFF on the wing leader.
Primary Target Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 18
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 3
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

25 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
42‑3087Kew, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3259Laboda, Joseph StanleyCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Manston, Kent, on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703Knapp, Paul BernardCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex, on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Larsen, Jack KirbyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Hines, James WesleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211Lovvorn, Hollie RayCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑31606. High Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Morrison, Donald SylvesterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Robinson, Robert LawrenceCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Yelvington, Melton AlbertFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Cosentino, George (NMI)AbortedTurned back at 1026 hrs because of detonation (pinging) in #1, #2, and #3 engines, causing aircraft to fall behind group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Harvey, Walter LewisFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31606[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑31211.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Booska, Maurice ArthurCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37793DeFrees, Norman FrancisCompleted MissionCrash-landed on a golf course near Brighton, Sussex, on return; plane rtd to service after a month.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Kravet, Marvin RobertFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Lotz, William HenryCompleted MissionCarried 24 parcels of G-25 nickles (propaganda leaflets) plus 6x500GP bombs; all dropped on target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Jones, William ArchCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Stearns, Clarence GroverCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Thompson, Siguard (NMI)Completed MissionGroup lead. Landed away at RAF Hornchurch, Essex, on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39784Covington, Royston TruittFailed to ReturnLow Squadron deputy. Turned back at 1048 hrs after first and only attack by enemy aircraft on our wing; jettisoned his bombs; crashed southeast of Cherbourg, France, possibly near near le Theil, France. MACR 2496
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39809[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑39991.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Foster, James ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39962Widener, Seth GranellCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39991Outen, Charles LeviCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑39809.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Pryor, Raymond ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT