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Mission # 7

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 10 July 1943
VIII Bomber Command Operations Show Operations
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 7, VIII BC Mission Number 72
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
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Scrubbed - 1
Aborted - 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 RowlandCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3222Mattes, Frank GeorgeCompleted MissionLow Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3231Carrington, Richard ThompsonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3330Munday, James StanleyAborted Mission After Taking Off.Lead 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 EverettCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5843Pulcipher, Ralph RobertCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead, Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5849Sierens, Ernest JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5852Butler, Johnny AddisonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5883[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑3330.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29768Willing, Mark SkinnerCompleted MissionHigh Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29985Lecates, Robert LeslieCompleted MissionLow Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Algar, Philip MorrisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30030[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑30032Dietel, William (NMI)Completed MissionGroup Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033Kelly, James HenryAborted Mission After Taking Off.Lead 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 ScofieldAborted Mission After Taking Off.Lead Group. Turned back because #2 engine began to 'miss and vibrate' so it was feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30043Ogilvie, Donald PotterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30046Wilson, Clayton RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30139Hall, Ralph JacksonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30147[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑30196Armstrong, James EdwinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT