Mission # 80

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 23 March 1944
384th Mission Number
 
80
8th Air Force Mission Number 275
Mission Comments Targets of Opportunity Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two formations in the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Twenty-three aircraft formed the lead group of the Wing, under the command of Brigadier General Robert Travis, and six aircraft formed the lead squadron of the composite high group. Weather conditions prevented the Wing from attacking the primary or secondary targets, leading to the selection of targets of opportunity (TOO) for bombing (different TOO for each of the two 384th formations).
Primary Target Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) TOO (Visual)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Freckenhorst, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 24
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

28 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sortable by Aircraft, Pilot, Results, and Mission/Sortie Information
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑3441Lavin, James RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Cole, Howard WoodrowAbortedTurned back at 0835 hrs because all four superchargers were unocontrollable; 2 ran away at takeoff.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31048Poole, George ICompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31166Hines, James WesleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211MacPhail, Philip RayCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Harvey, Walter LewisCompleted MissionLead squadron, composite high group
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Jorgenson, Henry (NMI)Completed MissionLead squadron, composite high group
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Jacobs, Randolph George EdwardCompleted MissionComposite high group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Booska, Maurice ArthurCompleted MissionLow squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435West, George BerryCompleted MissionComposite high group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Armstrong, Lloyd RolandCompleted MissionWing lead. Gen. Robert F Travis, Commander, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (H), Molesworth, England, was aboard this aircraft as Flight Leader.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Goller, Theodore (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31740Rich, John (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Langlois, Robert EzraCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Corcoran, John JosephCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Fioretti, Edward AnthonyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37789Clayton, John EarlAbortedGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑37885. Lead squadron, composite high group. Turned back at 0918 hrs because both inboard engines were pulling over 30 inches and running very rough; aircraft could not stay in formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Briley, Scott AndrewCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Heffley, Farris OrmondCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑37789.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Outen, Charles LeviCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Foster, James EFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined the lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97081Horton, Lloyd (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97136Kravet, Marvin RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142June, Glenn JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Smith, Harry BaileyCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Edwards, Floyd ClintonCompleted MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Smith, Charles GroverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT