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Mission # 70

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 3 March 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Show Operations
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 70, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 246
8th AF: Mission Recalled
Mission recalled by 8th AF after entering enemy airspace, due to fuel shortage caused by maneuvering necessitated by weather: recalled crews were awarded combat credit for the mission.
Primary Target Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Mission RECALLED - No Target Attacked
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Recalled - 15
Aborted - 10
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

27 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
42‑3441Smith, Harry BaileyAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back because #2 engine supercharger ran away.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Courtemanche, Ralph EudorMission RecalledUncontrollable superchargers made formation flying difficult.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31048Hines, James WesleyAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back because of low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31166Heffley, Farris OrmondMission RecalledBall Turret Gunner suffered frostbite to left hand.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Decker, Charles EdgarMission RecalledForced to land immediately after takeoff because aircraft was losing fuel through a loose gas cap. After the problem was corrected on the ground, took off again and joined formation for mission.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Morrison, Donald SylvesterMission RecalledLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Jorgenson, Henry (NMI)Aborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back because #2 engine supercharger surged and oscillated.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Herbert, Joseph RobertMission RecalledLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Reed, Merlin HowardMission Recalled SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Urton, Raymond LeeMission RecalledHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑31495Goller, Theodore (NMI)Aborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back with supercharger trouble.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31606Lovvorn, Hollie RayMission RecalledHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31740Rich, John (NMI)Mission Recalled SORTIE REPORT
42‑31871Smith, Roger ClementMission Recalled SORTIE REPORT
42‑31926Cosentino, George (NMI)Mission Recalled SORTIE REPORT
42‑32007Poole, George IrvinFlying Spare, Returned As Briefed SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Outen, Charles LeviAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back because #2 engine supercharger became uncontrollable.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37789Allison, Earl ThomasAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back because #2 supercharger ran away.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37801Bennett, Phillip NathanMission Recalled SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Knapp, Paul BernardAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back because oil pressure dropped on #3 engine, requiring it to be feathered immediately.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Clayton, John EarlAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back because the oil pressure in #3 engine dropped, causing severe vibration; could not feather prop.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014MacPhail, Philip RayAborted Mission After Taking Off.Group deputy. Aborted because of carburetor icing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Foster, James EverettAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back because of severe vibration in #3 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39991Algar, Philip MorrisMission RecalledGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Daskey, Kendall (NMI)Mission Recalled SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Corcoran, John JosephMission RecalledFlying spare; joined formation for entire mission.
SORTIE REPORT