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13 August 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

We led the entire Division in a tactical mission. The target: Roads to Paris. Colonel McKnight flew Pilot; Lt Houser was Co-Pilot. Results of bombing A1.

Mission details

1. Rouen, France

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 102.9 T
Number of aircraft Sent 24
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1
Number of people Killed In Action 4
Number of people Missing In Action 6

2. ILLE DE CEZEMBRE (Primary)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 275 T

3. LE HARVE-PARIS (Primary)

Description

BATTLE AREA TARGETS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 91st Bomb Group, 92nd BG, 303rd BG, 305th BG, 306th BG, 351st BG, 379th BG, 381st BG, 384th BG, 398th BG, 401st BG, 457th BG. 3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-17s is 94th BG, 9th BG, 96th Bomb Group, 100th BG, 385th BG, 388th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG. 390th Bomb Group stands down.
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Enemy Transportation Routes
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided all three groups of the 41st "B" Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. These attacks were aimed at disrupting the road network behind the enemy lines, hindering his mobility and re-supply capability. Results were generally good, although the lead (2 runs) and high groups attacked secondary targets in the same area as their assigned primary targets, about three miles SE of Beaumont-le-Roger.

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 1980 T

4. LE HARVE-PARIS (Primary)

Description

BATTLE AREA TARGETS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

2nd Bomb Division was made up of389th BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 489th BG, 491 BG, 492nd BG. 44th Bomb Group stands down. 3rd Bomb Division was made up of B-24s is 34th BG, 486th BG, 491st Bomb Group, 492nd BG, 493rd BG.

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Division

    2nd Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 2nd Bomb Wing came under the command of the 2nd Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 660 T

5. LE MANOIR (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 207.5 T

6. ST MALO (Primary)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 136 T

Service

People

  • Thomas Barton

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    newly assigned May 1944

  • George Brand

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    2nd Lt George C Brand flew 34 missions with the 401st Bomb Group, from 6 July 1944, mission to 30 October 1944. Brand was French, but enlisted in the US Army Air Forces,

  • Harold Brown

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    July 4, 1944 on mission to Tours, FR in B-17#42-107114 when engine trouble led to an out of control fire over the Channel. Crew returned to England releasing bombs in a field in Sussex. Crew bailed out. 10 RTD Served on Simeral crew of 600th BS on this...

  • Warren Callahan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Warran Callahan served as a co-pilot with the 708th Bomb Squadron of the 447th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Rattlesden, England.

  • John Clerkin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator/Assistant Group Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Morgan Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Oscar Flores

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Oscar Flores served as a waist gunner with the 708th Bomb Squadron of the 447th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Rattlesden, England.

  • Robert Harrington

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Bob Harrington piloted the B-24 "Troublemaker" (#42-95067), stationed at Attlebridge in the summer of 1944. After nine missions with Troublemaker, on August 15, 1944 he was called up to fly an unfamiliar aircraft, Ramblin' Wreck (#4128932), with a...

  • Eugene Hassing

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Russell Hatchett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt. Russell T. Hatchett “Tom” Ball Turret Gunner ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-31095 Ground Pounder

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Harvard 4/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; Missing in Action Hamm 29/11/44 with ? , unknown crew except Waist gunner: Garrett Rozema. THE GROUND POUNDER.

  • 42-31582 Ol' Scrapiron

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Paine Fd 28/11/43; Toledo 1/12/43; Felts Fd 4/12/43; Gt falls 5/12/43; Cheyenne 7/12/43; Kearney 19/12/43; Detroit 8/1/44; Montreal 10/1/44; Presque 12/1/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 23/1/44. ...

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-95150

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95209

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95258 "What a Sack"

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-97309 Kathleen Lady of Victory

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-C] Grafton Underwood 6/4/44; transferred with group for mapping duties at Istres; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/10/45. KATHLEEN, LADY OF VICTORY.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2017 23:01:00 cmckeever Changes to description and person associations
Sources

Daughter - Carol Rollinger McKeever

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2016 09:58:16 thalerk Changes to event
Sources

http://www.384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/One384thMission.php?Missio...

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2015 23:46:45 OReedergranddaughter Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

NARA Mission records

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2015 23:44:52 OReedergranddaughter Changes to event
Sources

Ted's Travelling Circus - 93rd Bombardment group (H) - USSAF - 1942-45 by Carroll (Cal) Stewart page 368-370

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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