Mission # 7

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 10 July 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 7
VIII Bomber Command Mission Mission Number 72   (more...)
Mission Comments Luftwaffe Airfield Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 103rd Combat Wing, the single Wing making up the "Secondary Effort" of today's mission. Good visibility at the target permitted accurate bombing.
Primary Target Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 15
Aborted - 3
Scrubbed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
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
42‑3216[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑3218Armstrong, Lloyd Roland Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3222Mattes, Frank George Completed MissionLow Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3231Carrington, Richard Thompson Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3330Munday, James Stanley AbortedLead Group. Ground Spare Aircraft: replaced 42‑5883. Turned back because #2 engine was 'thought to be out.' Apparently the co-pilot feathered #2 after the engineer test-fired the top turret guns, thinking the engine had 'blown up.' Bomb load returned to base.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5838Frink, Horace Everett Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5843Pulcipher, Ralph Robert Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5849Sierens, Ernest Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5852Butler, Johnny Addison Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5883[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑3330.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29768Willing, Mark Skinner Completed MissionHigh Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29985Lecates, Robert Leslie Completed MissionLow Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Algar, Philip Morris Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30030[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑30032Dietel, William (NMI) Completed MissionGroup Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033Kelly, James Henry AbortedLead Group. Turned back because #1 engine was 'throwing an excessive amount of oil.' Oil was found to contain contaminants (pieces of babbitt metal and bits of safety wire).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30039Halseth, Edwin S AbortedLead Group. Turned back because #2 engine began to 'miss and vibrate' so it was feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30043Ogilvie, Donald Potter Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30046Wilson, Clayton R Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30139Hall, Ralph Jackson Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30147[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑30196Armstrong, James Edwin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT