Mission # 9

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 24 July 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 9
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 75   (more...)
Mission Comments Aluminum Plants Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H), led by Col. Budd Peaslee, flew its longest mission to date today - over seven hours - mostly over the North Sea to southern Norway. At the target, they found it somewhat obscured on the first bomb run, so went around for a second. Their effort was rewarded with good bombing.
Primary Target Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 19
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

23 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
42‑3216Edwards, Floyd ClintonCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead, group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3218Armstrong, Lloyd RolandCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑3230Hall, Ralph JacksonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5843Pulcipher, Ralph RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5848Ogilvie, Donald PotterCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5849Sierens, Ernest JosephCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5852Butler, Johnny AddisonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5883Merritt, James MelvinCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5889Sprague, Alfred LeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29670[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑29686Armstrong, James EdwinCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑30196.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29703Ward, P JAbortedTurned back because of trouble with #2 engine oil pressure and erratic supercharger regulator on #4 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29728[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑30139.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29768Willing, Mark SkinnerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29956Hausenfluck, Jesse DeeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29985Lecates, Robert LeslieCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30033Kelly, James HenryCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30039Hankinson, Gordon JoshuaCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30043Frink, Horace EverettCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30065Keck, George BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30139Hegewald, John MartinCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑29728.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30142Hall, Kelmer JamesCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30196[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑29686.
SORTIE REPORT