2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Mission # 81

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 24 March 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 81
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 277
Mission Comments Ball Bearing Plant Spared
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 heavy clouds, so the Wing bombed the city of Frankfurt.
Primary Target Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 20
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Crashed - 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

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
42‑3440Jorgenson, Henry (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31048Poole, George Irvin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31166Briley, Scott Andrew Crashed in Allied TerritoryFlying spare. Turned back early with engine trouble, crash-landed at Nuthampstead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211MacPhail, Philip Ray Completed MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑31346Herbert, Joseph Robert Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Courtemanche, Ralph Eudor Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Stearns, Clarence Grover Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, Eng, RO) not identified.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Langlois, Robert Ezra Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Clayton, John Earl Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31740Berbrich, John Martin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Barad, Robert Leo Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37785Baylor, Robert Bledsoe Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97139.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Harvey, Walter Lewis Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Goller, Theodore (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Ulrey, Edgar Ellsworth Completed MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38112Fioretti, Edward Anthony Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑39888Foster, James E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97081Corcoran, John Joseph Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97124Hines, James Wesley Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97136Knapp, Paul Bernard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Heffley, Farris Ormond Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37816.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Smith, Charles Grover Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Helmley, Loyd Elmer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Cole, Howard Woodrow Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT