Mission # 86

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 9 April 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 86
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 293
Mission Comments Weather Causes Assembly Havoc
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st Composite Combat Wing B on todays mission, furnishing the lead and low groups of the wing. Bad weather caused assembly difficulties for the entire Wing, leading many pilots to abandon efforts to locate the wing. However, clear weather over the continent and in the target area enabled a majority of the bombers to successfully attack their assigned targets.
Primary Target Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 24
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 10
Scrubbed - 1
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

40 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
42‑3441[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑31048[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑31211Gowder, Charles FredAbortedTurned back at 0928 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather. Landed away at RAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Berbrich, John MartinAbortedLow Squadron lead, low group. Turned back at 1000 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Goller, Theodore (NMI)Completed MissionJoined 41st Composite Combat Wing A and bombed their primary target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Johnson, William TCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364Allison, Earl ThomasCompleted MissionWing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31375Courtemanche, Ralph EudorCompleted MissionLanded away at Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk, on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435West, George BerryCompleted MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑31495Jorgenson, Henry (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31740Schock, George WilliamFailed to ReturnHit by flak at 1546 hrs; left wing root on fire; the aircraft was seen circling under control and 10 chutes emerged; crashed east of Schleswig, Germany.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Briley, Scott AndrewCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37758Barad, Robert LeoAbortedTurned back at 0850 hrs at Splasher 4 because they were unable to locate the formation in bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37789Farthing, Frank (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37792Helmley, Loyd ElmerCompleted MissionJoined 41st Composite Combat Wing A and bombed their primary target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Heffley, Farris OrmondCompleted MissionDropped 25 parcels of G-34 'nickles' (propaganda leaflets) along with demolition bombs.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Clayton, John EarlCompleted MissionLanded away at Halesworth, Suffolk, on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Ulrey, Edgar EllsworthCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38112Fioretti, Edward AnthonyAbortedLow Squadron lead, low group. Turned back at 1013 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38158Outen, Charles LeviAbortedTurned back at 0955; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Bennett, Phillip NathanCompleted MissionJoined the #4 position of the low Squadron, high group, 41st Composite Combat Wing A and bombed with them.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Foster, James ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Booska, Maurice ArthurCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97081Corcoran, John JosephCompleted MissionLanded away at Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk, on return due to minor flak damage.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97124Burch, Hugh RalphAbortedTurned back at 1003 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather. Bombs jettisoned in Channel due to malfunction of bomb bay doors.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97136Knapp, Paul BernardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97139Decker, Charles EdgarCompleted MissionLow group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Cole, Howard WoodrowAbortedTurned back at 1130 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Smith, Harry BaileyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Kelly, John ThomasAbortedTurned back at 0915; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97228Poole, George IrvinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97231Urton, Raymond LeeCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead, low group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97237Lavin, James RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Gekakis, AnthonyScrubbedThis aircraft did not take off. Crew did not transfer to a Spare Aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97477Miller, Max JeanCompleted MissionLanded away at Attlebridge, Norfolk, on return because of low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Horton, Lloyd (NMI)Completed MissionLanded away at Metfield, Suffolk, on return because of low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Smith, Charles GroverAbortedTurned back at 1030 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather. Landed away at RAF Manby, Lincolnshire.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083June, Glenn JosephAbortedTurned backat 1027 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
SORTIE REPORT