Mission # 69

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 2 March 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 69
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 244
Mission Comments Radar Bombing, Results Unobserved
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the lead and composite low groups (with one squadron of the 303rd BG) of the 41st Combat Wing A on today's mission. The target was covered by solid clouds so a PFF attack was required. The wing deputy led the bomb run, as the lead aircraft PFF equipment had failed.
Primary Target Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 29
Aborted - 3
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Returned Early - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

37 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
42‑3440Outen, Charles LeviAbortedTurned back at 1048 hrs because oil cooler broke and oil pressure dropped rapidly.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3441Smith, Harry BaileyAbortedTurned back at 1046 hrs because #1 prop ran away (prop governor sheared). Landed away at RAF Gatwick, West Sussex.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29688Hines, James WesleyCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑31484.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29723Herbert, Joseph RobertFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809Briley, Scott AndrewCompleted MissionThis aircraft dropped 'Nickles' (propaganda leaflets) in addition to regular bombs.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29828Morrison, Donald SylvesterFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29927[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑30026Corcoran, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31166Pryor, Raymond ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211MacPhail, Philip RayCompleted MissionLead group, low Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Bishop, Charles WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Goller, Theodore (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Robinson, Robert LawrenceCompleted MissionLow group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Jacobs, Randolph George EdwardCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Courtemanche, Ralph EudorCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Booska, Maurice ArthurCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495West, George BerryCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31606Lovvorn, Hollie RayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31871Urton, Raymond LeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31926Lovell, James MacNaughtonCompleted MissionLow group, low Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Decker, Charles EdgarReturned EarlyLead group, low Squadron deputy. Turned back at 1123 hrs when a burst of flak hit #4 engine, causing the oil pressure to drop and necessitating the feathering of the engine; #1 & #3 superchargers failed, and #2 lagged excessively. Bombs jettisoned in a wooded area at 50°11'N,3°40'E (Occupied France).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Smith, Roger ClementCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Bennett, Phillip NathanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37789Knapp, Paul BernardAbortedTurned back at 1010 hrs when #2 supercharger ran away at altitude and could not be controlled until below 1,500'.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Heffley, Farris OrmondCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Reed, Merlin HowardCompleted MissionLead group, high Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Jorgenson, Henry (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Poole, George IrvinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Clayton, John EarlCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Wilson, William MonroeCompleted MissionLead group, high Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38112Thompson, Siguard (NMI)Completed MissionLow group, low Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Foster, James ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39991[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97449Daskey, Kendall (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Rich, John (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97523[482nd BG Pilot]Completed MissionWing deputy. PFF ship and crew provided by the 482nd BG.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97532[482nd BG Pilot]Completed MissionWing lead. PFF ship and crew provided by the 482nd BG. Gen. Robert F Travis, Commander, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing, Molesworth, England, was aboard this aircraft as Flight Leader.
SORTIE REPORT