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 Stanley Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31166Heffley, Farris Ormond Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211MacPhail, Philip Ray Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Robinson, Robert Lawrence Completed MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Jacobs, Randolph George Edward Completed MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Miller, James Gilmore Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435West, George Berry Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Langlois, Robert Ezra Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Knapp, Paul Bernard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31740Decker, Charles Edgar Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31871Fioretti, Edward Anthony Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31926Lovell, James MacNaughton Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37781Reed, Merlin Howard Failed 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 Thomas AbortedTurned 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 Olivi Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Corcoran, John Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38112Hines, James Wesley Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38158Stier, George Withers Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Pryor, Raymond Thomas Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Foster, James E Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37484.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Yelvington, Melton Albert Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT