Mission # 83

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 27 March 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 83
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 282   (more...)
Mission Comments Airfield Attacked, Results Mixed
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew two formations on today's mission: 21 aircraft formed the high group of the 94th Composite Combat Bombardment Wing (94 Group) on today's mission, and seven aircraft formed the high squadron, high group, of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (41 Squadron). Weather at the Tours target area was CAVU, but a good percentage of the 94 Group bombs fell short of the airfield at Tours, and, according to the group bombardier, 'seemed to walk backward.' For the 41 Squadron, weather at the Chartres target area was CAVU and bombing was accurate.
Primary Target Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 26
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

33 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
42‑3429Yokie, John Olivi Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
94 Group, Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29651Barad, Robert Leo Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29809[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑29927[N/A]Scrubbed94 Group. Replaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑29651.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Herbert, Joseph Robert Completed Mission94 Group, Low Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Clayton, John Earl Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433Stearns, Clarence Grover Completed Mission94 Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435Baylor, Robert Bledsoe Completed Mission94 Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Langlois, Robert Ezra Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31740Rich, John (NMI) Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
94 Group, Flying Spare. Joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Poole, George Irvin Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Gekakis, Anthony Completed Mission41 Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Goller, Theodore (NMI) Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Heffley, Farris Ormond Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37885Farthing, Frank (NMI) Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Kelly, John Thomas Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38112Fioretti, Edward Anthony Completed Mission94 Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38158Outen, Charles Levi Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Smith, Harry Bailey Completed Mission94 Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Boger, Eugene Arthur Aborted94 Group. Turned back over Kettering at 1210 hrs because #3 prop ran away.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072June, Glenn Joseph Completed Mission41 Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97081Berbrich, John Martin Completed Mission41 Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97124Burch, Hugh Ralph Completed Mission94 Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97136Knapp, Paul Bernard Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Courtemanche, Ralph Eudor Completed Mission41 Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Cole, Howard Woodrow Completed Mission41 Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Daskey, Kendall (NMI) Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97231Kravet, Marvin Robert Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Lavin, James Robert Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Miller, James Gilmore Completed Mission41 Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97510Horton, Lloyd (NMI) Completed Mission41 Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Helmley, Loyd Elmer Completed Mission94 Group.
SORTIE REPORT