Mission # 85

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 29 March 1944
384th Mission Number
 
85
8th Air Force 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

27 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sorted by Aircraft serial Number, and may be sorted by any column: click the column head.
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑3429Baylor, Robert BledsoeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3440Boger, Eugene ArthurCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31048Poole, George ICompleted MissionLanded away at Nuthampstead, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Herbert, Joseph RobertCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead. Landed away at Kimbolton, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Clayton, John EarlCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Courtemanche, Ralph EudorCompleted 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 RolandCompleted MissionLanded away at Nuthampstead due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31740June, Glenn JosephFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare; joined formation. Landed away at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Barad, Robert LeoCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Yokie, John OliviCompleted MissionLanded away at Polebrook, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Helmley, Loyd ElmerFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Berbrich, John MartinCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Woolfox Lodge, Rutland, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38112Fioretti, Edward AnthonyCompleted 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 JosephCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Woolfox Lodge, Rutland, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97124Burch, Hugh RalphCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97136Knapp, Paul BernardCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Miller, James GilmoreCompleted MissionLow squadron lead. Landed away at RAF Cottesmore, Rutland, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Smith, Charles GroverCompleted MissionLanded away at Harrington, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97231Kelly, John ThomasFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97251Gekakis, AnthonyAbortedTurned back at 1215 hrs because he could not locate the Group due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Langlois, Robert EzraCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Horton, Lloyd (NMI)Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Cottesmore, Rutland, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT