Mission # 62

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 11 February 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 62
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 218
Mission Comments Visual Attack Despite Confusion
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Due to confusion near the IP, this group dropped bombs on (or near) a Luftwaffe airfield, using visual sighting.
Primary Target Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) TOO (Visual)
Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 12
Failed To Return - 2
Aborted - 5
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

22 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 Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723Stier, George Withers Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Pryor, Raymond Thomas Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Stansted, Essex, due to low fuel and #1 engine knocked out by flak.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑31235.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Decker, Charles Edgar AbortedTurned back at 0919 hrs because of oxygen leakage in ball turret caused when a crew member stepped on and broke an electical conduit leading to ball turret.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Heffley, Farris Ormond AbortedGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑29828. Flying spare; joined formation; aborted before reaching enemy coast because oil temperature on #2 engine was too high, and #2 and #4 engines had detonation (pinging).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Rinne, Austin Dean Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Courtemanche, Ralph Eudor AbortedTurned back at 1000 hrs because flight engineer became unconscious from anoxia and 'bends', requiring immediate medical attention.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Carter, T L (IO) Completed MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Bedsole, Joseph Linyer Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Wilson, William Monroe Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31606Urton, Raymond Lee Completed MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Smith, Harry Bailey AbortedTurned back at 1008 hrs; #2 supercharger ran away and could not be controlled.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Bennett, Phillip Nathan AbortedTurned back at 1011 hrs; #2 engine running rough and pulling 20" to 25".
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848Horton, Lloyd (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Poole, George Irvin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Jones, William Arch Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Yelvington, Melton Albert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39962Widener, Seth Granell Failed to ReturnLast seen approaching French Coast making a left turn losing altitude, going into a steep spiral and into a dive at 10,000 ft; fire in bomb-bay, from several accounts in the MACR; crashed near Saint-Vaast-d'Équiqueville, France. MACR 2529
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39991Markow, Henry V Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑40005Moore, Clifford Orville Failed to ReturnLast seen at 1240 hrs 20 mi west of Frankfurt, losing altitude rapidly but under control; aircraft made a right turn toward another formation, continued losing altitude, dropping into clouds; Damaged by enemy aircraft; crashed near Valenciennes, France (9 km SE, per German report). MACR 2530
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Daskey, Kendall (NMI) Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT