Mission # 63B

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 20 February 1944
384th Mission Number
63B
8th Air Force Mission Number 226
Mission Comments Big Week Begins!
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two group formations for today's missions. The group described in this report flew as the low group of the 41st B Combat Wing, while the other led the 41st A Combat Wing. Despite cloudy weather most of the way in to the target, it was bombed visually.
Primary Target Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant & Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Bernburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 16
Aborted - 3
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Did Not Take Off - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

22 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sorted by Aircraft serial Number, and may be sorted by any column: click the column head.
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
41‑24560Witt, Francis JohnAbortedTurned back at 0905 hrs due to complete loss of power in #1 engine; aircraft took off a second time but could not catch up with group.
SORTIE REPORT
41‑24578Outen, Charles LeviCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Kew, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29632Decker, Charles EdgarCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688McDonald, Raymond LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703Urton, Raymond LeeDid Not Take OffDid not take off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Bennett, Phillip NathanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723Reed, Merlin HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Heffley, Farris OrmondFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29927Poole, George IFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation. Landed away at Chelveston.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Corcoran, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31058Rinne, Austin DeanAbortedTurned back at 1023 hrs due to #2 cylinder head on #1 engine blew out, causing a fire, which resulted in feathering of engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Taylor, Sidney PaulCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Stier, George WithersCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433DeFrees, Norman FrancisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Booska, Maurice ArthurCompleted MissionLow squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37789Horton, Lloyd (NMI)Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Bourn on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848Ulrey, Edgar EllsworthCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Markow, Henry VCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39809Rich, John (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39991Algar, Philip MorrisAbortedGroup lead. Turned back at 1105 hrs because of failure of #2 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Daskey, Kendall (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT