2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Mission # 88

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 11 April 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 88
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 298
Mission Comments 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
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 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

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 Thomas Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31048[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑31211[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑31222Miller, James Gilmore Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31235Goller, Theodore (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31346Herbert, Joseph Robert Completed 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 Arthur Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, high composite group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Armstrong, Lloyd Rowland Completed Mission41st Combat Wing A lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Clayton, John Earl Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37982.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Gekakis, Anthony Completed MissionFlying Spare Aircraft; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37816Heffley, Farris Ormond Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Horton, Lloyd (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38158Outen, Charles Levi Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Urton, Raymond Lee Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97072Wright, James Wiley Completed MissionJoined the 41st Combat Wing B and attacked their secondary target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97081Gowder, Charles Fred Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97124Burch, Hugh Ralph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97136Yokie, John Olivi Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Cole, Howard Woodrow Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Kelsay, Omar Frank AbortedTurned back at 0835; all oxygen systems except left waist lost by 7000 ft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Helmley, Loyd Elmer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Farthing, Frank (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97201Kelly, John Thomas Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Daskey, Kendall (NMI) Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97228Swanson, Herbert Ture Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97231Tollison, Verlyn Chance Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Smith, Charles Grover Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Miller, Max Jean Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Broyhill, Virgil Ray Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Jones, William Arch Completed MissionWing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑107083June, Glenn Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT