Mission # 92

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 20 April 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 92
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 309
Mission Comments V-Weapons Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided two Groups of two Squadrons each, flying as the High Group of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing, and the High Group of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Because of navigation discrepancies, the A Group executed its own bomb run, rather than dropping on the Wing Lead, as briefed. Despite CAVU conditions, it appeared that bombs fell short of the target. The B Group released their bombs on the Wing Lead and it appeared that bombs covered the target well.
Primary Target Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 24
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

29 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
42‑31364Goller, Theodore (NMI)Completed MissionB Wing, High Group, High Squadron Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31435Foster, James ECompleted MissionB Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31495Johnson, William TFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
B Wing, High Group. Flying Spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Knapp, Paul BernardCompleted MissionB Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37776Strand, Robert EarlCompleted MissionA Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37785Yokie, John OliviCompleted MissionB Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982Clayton, John EarlCompleted MissionB Wing, High Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38158Outen, Charles LeviCompleted MissionA Wing, High Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Bennett, Phillip NathanCompleted MissionA Wing, High Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97136Boger, Eugene ArthurCompleted MissionB Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Cole, Howard WoodrowCompleted MissionA Wing, High group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150MacKichan, William GrahamCompleted MissionA Wing, High group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97178Helmley, Loyd ElmerCompleted MissionB Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97188Farthing, Frank (NMI)Completed MissionB Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97204Daskey, Kendall (NMI)Completed MissionA Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Smith, Charles GroverCompleted MissionA Wing, High Group, High Squadron Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Brouillard, Richard VernonFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97273[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97320. This aircraft had inaccurate oil pressure transmitter.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Berbrich, John MartinCompleted MissionA Wing, High Group. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97273. Took off late (1622 vs 1525 hrs) but caught formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97372Kelsay, Omar FrankCompleted MissionA Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97449Humbles, Alfred TCompleted MissionA Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97477Edwards, Floyd ClintonCompleted MissionB Wing, High Group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Miller, James GilmoreCompleted MissionA Wing, High Group, High Squadron Lead. Aborted shortly before target. Supporting documents show that the crew was granted credit for this sortie.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102442Barad, Robert LeoCompleted MissionB Wing, High Group Deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102446Broyhill, Virgil RayCompleted MissionB Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Wright, James WileyFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Bennett, Dewayne (NMI)Completed MissionB Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107074Horton, Lloyd (NMI)Completed MissionA Wing, High Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused