Mission # 79

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 22 March 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 79
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 273
Mission Comments Berlin Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as two elements of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Twenty-one aircraft formed the low group, and seven formed the high squadron of the composite high group. Because of cloud coverage of the primary visual target, the wing continued on to bomb the secondary using PFF.
Primary Target Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Location: Berlin, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 25
Aborted - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

30 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]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑3441Lavin, James Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31048Heffley, Farris Ormond Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31166Fioretti, Edward Anthony Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211Horton, Lloyd (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron, composite high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Miller, James Gilmore Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, composite high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Harvey, Walter Lewis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Herbert, Joseph Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Courtemanche, Ralph Eudor AbortedHigh Squadron, composite high group. Turned back at 1142 hrs because of excessive vibrations and loss of power in #2 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Booska, Maurice Arthur Completed MissionLow group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435Jorgenson, Henry (NMI) Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, low group. Mazer is listed as 'Pass/B' implying that he flew in the nose of the aircraft, probably serving as nose-gunner and togglier.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Goller, Theodore (NMI) Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31740Rich, John (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron, high composite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Barad, Robert Leo AbortedHigh Squadron deputy, low group. Turned back at 1149 hrs because oil pressure in #4 engine dropped and engine had to be feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Clayton, John Earl Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Outen, Charles Levi Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37789Hines, James Wesley Completed MissionNOTE: The Loading List incorrectly identified the co-pilot as Sidney Bush.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Briley, Scott Andrew Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Yokie, John Olivi Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37974Edwards, Floyd Clinton Flight CompletedWeather aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Kravet, Marvin Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Ulrey, Edgar Ellsworth Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, composite high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38112Thompson, Siguard (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Stearns, Clarence Grover Completed MissionGroup lead. At release point, bombardier reported his salvo mechanism was inoperative: Maj Ketelson ordered his deputy Booska to release and the group's bombs were away on target. Ketelson continued on course and released his bombs on a target of opportunity (TOO), Neuruppin, Germany.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Foster, James E Completed MissionDropped 25 parcels of G-31 'Nickles' (propaganda leaflets), in addition to bombs.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97081Corcoran, John Joseph Completed MissionHigh Squadron, composite high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97136Knapp, Paul Bernard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Smith, Charles Grover Completed MissionHigh Squadron, composite high group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Smith, Harry Bailey Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Langlois, Robert Ezra Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT