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Mission # 88

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 11 April 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 88, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 298
384th Overcomes Weather
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing 'A' on today's mission, providing the lead group and the high squadron of the high composite group. Weather challenged the navigator and bombardier in the vicinity of the target, but there was enough visibility to identify and accurately bomb the primary target on the first bomb run - from an altitude of 11,800 feet!
Primary Target Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 26
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Aborted - 1
Failed To Return - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

34 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
42‑3441Humbles, Alfred ThomasCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31048[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑31211[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑31222Miller, James GilmoreCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Goller, Theodore (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Herbert, Joseph RobertCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead, high composite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31364[N/A]Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑31375Rich, John (NMI)Failed To ReturnSuffered a direct hit by flak that blew off plexiglass nose of aircraft at 1111 hrs; aircraft started descending under control; 7 chutes observed; aircraft seen to land in a river, but actually crashed in a forested area just north of Bokensdorf, Germany. MACR 3820
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435Boger, Eugene ArthurCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy, high composite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Armstrong, Lloyd RowlandCompleted Mission41st Combat Wing A lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Clayton, John EarlCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37982.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Gekakis, AnthonyCompleted MissionFlying Spare Aircraft; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Heffley, Farris OrmondCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Horton, Lloyd (NMI)Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38158Outen, Charles LeviCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Urton, Raymond LeeCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Wright, James WileyCompleted MissionJoined the 41st Combat Wing B and attacked their secondary target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97081Gowder, Charles FredCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97124Burch, Hugh RalphCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97136Yokie, John OliviCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Cole, Howard WoodrowCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Kelsay, Omar FrankAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back at 0835; all oxygen systems except left waist lost by 7000 ft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Helmley, Loyd ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Farthing, Frank (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Kelly, John ThomasSpare, Completed MissionFlying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Daskey, Kendall (NMI)Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97228Swanson, Herbert TureCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97231Tollison, Verlyn ChanceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Smith, Charles GroverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Miller, Max JeanSpare, Completed MissionFlying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Broyhill, Virgil RayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Jones, William ArchCompleted MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑107083June, Glenn JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT