2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Mission # 80

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 23 March 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 80
8th Air Force Mission 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
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

28 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
42‑3441Lavin, James Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Cole, Howard Woodrow AbortedTurned back at 0835 hrs because all four superchargers were unocontrollable; 2 ran away at takeoff.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31048Poole, George Irvin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31166Hines, James Wesley Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211MacPhail, Philip Ray Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Harvey, Walter Lewis Completed MissionLead Squadron, composite high group
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Jorgenson, Henry (NMI) Completed MissionLead Squadron, composite high group
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Jacobs, Randolph George Edward Completed MissionComposite high group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Booska, Maurice Arthur Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435West, George Berry Completed MissionComposite high group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Armstrong, Lloyd Rowland Completed 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 Ezra Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Corcoran, John Joseph Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Fioretti, Edward Anthony Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37789Clayton, John Earl AbortedGround 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 Andrew Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Heffley, Farris Ormond Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37789.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Outen, Charles Levi Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Foster, James E Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined the lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97081Horton, Lloyd (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97136Kravet, Marvin Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142June, Glenn Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Smith, Harry Bailey Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Edwards, Floyd Clinton Completed MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Smith, Charles Grover Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT