Mission # 64

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 21 February 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 64
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 228
Mission Comments Big Week: Day Two
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two group formations for todays missions. They flew as the lead and low groups of the 41st B Combat Wing. Finding the primary target covered with clouds, they reversed course and sought targets-of-opportunity through breaks in the clouds. Eventually, a visual attack was made on the city of Lingen, Germany, focused on the marshalling yards and surrounding industrial area.
Primary Target Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) TOO (Visual)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Lingen, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 3
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Returned Early - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

40 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
41‑24560Jorgenson, Henry (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
41‑24578Outen, Charles LeviCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3087Kew, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3259Laboda, Joseph StanleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29632Hines, James WesleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Clayton, John EarlReturned EarlyTurned back and landed away at Metfield on return due to technical failure; bombed unidentified target-of-opportunity (TOO).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688McDonald, Raymond LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703West, George BerryCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy, low group. Landed away at Rattlesden due to technical failures.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29717Larsen, Jack KirbyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723Rinne, Austin DeanAbortedTurned back when #4 engine threw oil excessively and oil pressure dropped very rapidly.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Briley, Scott AndrewCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Heffley, Farris OrmondCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29927Bennett, Phillip NathanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Wilson, William MonroeCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31166Yelvington, Melton AlbertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Miller, James GilmoreCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Herbert, Joseph RobertCompleted MissionLanded away at Attlebridge on return due to technical failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Robinson, Robert LawrenceCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Courtemanche, Ralph EudorCompleted MissionReleased 25 parcels of G-27 'nickles' (propaganda leaflets) and six 500-pound general-purpose bombs on the target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Stearns, Clarence GroverCompleted MissionWing lead, 41st B Combat Wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Armstrong, Lloyd RolandCompleted MissionLow group lead, 41st B Combat Wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Carpenter, Walter RichardCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31516Jeter, Sydney RylandAbortedHigh Squadron deputy, lead group. Aborted because #3 prop began throwing oil excessively, was feathered for examination, and could not be unfeathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31926Lovell, James MacNaughtonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Rich, John (NMI)Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group. Landed away at Horham on return with wounded tail gunner.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Booska, Maurice ArthurCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37789Knapp, Paul BernardAbortedTurned back at 1345 hrs due to runaway #2 supercharger.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Cosentino, George (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Urton, Raymond LeeCompleted MissionWing deputy, 41st B Combat Wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848MacPhail, Philip RayCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Allison, Earl ThomasCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Markow, Henry VCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38112Poole, George IrvinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39809Goller, Theodore (NMI)Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Foster, James ECompleted MissionReleased 25 parcels of G-27 'nickles' (propaganda leaflets) and six 500-pound general-purpose bombs on the target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39991Corcoran, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Daskey, Kendall (NMI)Completed MissionAssumed position of high Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Jones, William ArchCompleted MissionLow group deputy, 41st B Combat Wing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97488DeFrees, Norman FrancisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Stier, George WithersCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT