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 ICompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31166Briley, Scott AndrewCrashed in Allied TerritoryFlying spare; while returning as briefed, crash-landed at Nuthampstead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31211MacPhail, Philip RayCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑31346Herbert, Joseph RobertCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Courtemanche, Ralph EudorCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Stearns, Clarence GroverFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, Eng, RO) not identified.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Langlois, Robert EzraCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Clayton, John EarlFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31740Berbrich, John MartinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Barad, Robert LeoCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37785Baylor, Robert BledsoeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97139.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Harvey, Walter LewisCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Goller, Theodore (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Ulrey, Edgar EllsworthCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38112Fioretti, Edward AnthonyCompleted MissionLow squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑39888Foster, James ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97081Corcoran, John JosephFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97124Hines, James WesleyCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97136Knapp, Paul BernardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Heffley, Farris OrmondCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37816.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Smith, Charles GroverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Helmley, Loyd ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Cole, Howard WoodrowCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT