Mission # 74

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 9 March 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 74
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 253
Mission Comments Secondary Target Attacked With PFF
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. The primary target was hidden by dense clouds, so the secondary was attacked using PFF (RADAR) aiming.
Primary Target Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 17
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

26 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
42‑3440[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑30026.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Goller, Theodore (NMI)Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑3440.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31048Laboda, Joseph StanleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31166Heffley, Farris OrmondCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211MacPhail, Philip RayCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Robinson, Robert LawrenceCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Jacobs, Randolph George EdwardCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Miller, James GilmoreCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435West, George BerryFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Langlois, Robert EzraCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Knapp, Paul BernardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31740Decker, Charles EdgarCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31871Fioretti, Edward AnthonyFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31926Lovell, James MacNaughtonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37781Reed, Merlin HowardFailed to ReturnLost after bombs away when bombs from high group (379BG) hit this aircraft, knocking tail completely off in front of stabilizer; aircraft dived straight down into a spin with all four engines going; no chutes observed. MACR 3005
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Allison, Earl ThomasAbortedTurned back at 1028 hrs because #3 oil temperature was 115 degrees and oil pressure was at 55 lbs at 16,000ft, with condition getting worse.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37848Horton, Lloyd (NMI)AbortedGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97449. Turned back at 1102 hrs because #7 cylinder blew off of #2 engine and had to be feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Yokie, John OliviCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Corcoran, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38112Hines, James WesleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38158Stier, George WithersCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Pryor, Raymond ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Foster, James EFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37484.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Yelvington, Melton AlbertCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT