Mission # 85

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 29 March 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 85
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 284
Mission Comments No Bomb Drop Signal
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the low group of the 41st Combat Wing on today's mission. Lack of a bomb release signal from the Wing lead at the primary target led to the Group seeking a target of opportunity (TOO) on the route home. A group of industiral buildings were spotted in a break in the clouds, and bombs were dropped there, with unobserved results. Crews faced challenging weather on their return, leading many to land at other bases.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) TOO (Visual)
Target: Undetermined
Type: Industry
Location: Unterlusz / Unterlüß, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 19
Aborted - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

27 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
42‑3429Baylor, Robert Bledsoe Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Boger, Eugene Arthur Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31048Poole, George Irvin Completed MissionLanded away at Nuthampstead, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Herbert, Joseph Robert Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. Landed away at Kimbolton, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Clayton, John Earl Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Courtemanche, Ralph Eudor Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy. Landed away at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31433[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑31435Farthing, Frank (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Armstrong, Lloyd Rowland Completed MissionLanded away at Nuthampstead due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31740June, Glenn Joseph Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare; joined formation. Landed away at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Barad, Robert Leo Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Yokie, John Olivi Completed MissionLanded away at Polebrook, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Helmley, Loyd Elmer Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Berbrich, John Martin Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Woolfox Lodge, Rutland, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38112Fioretti, Edward Anthony Completed MissionLanded away at Nuthampstead, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38158[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97072[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97081Corcoran, John Joseph Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Woolfox Lodge, Rutland, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97124Burch, Hugh Ralph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97136Knapp, Paul Bernard Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Miller, James Gilmore Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. Landed away at RAF Cottesmore, Rutland, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Smith, Charles Grover Completed MissionLanded away at Harrington, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97231Kelly, John Thomas Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97251Gekakis, Anthony AbortedTurned back at 1215 hrs because he could not locate the Group due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Langlois, Robert Ezra Completed MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Horton, Lloyd (NMI) Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Cottesmore, Rutland, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT