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Mission Summaries

385th BGA

Mission No. 80 – 18 March – Target – Frankfurt – 21 a/c flown.

Mission No. 81 – 18 March – Target – Berlin – 18 a/c flown.

Mission No. 82 – 23 March – Target Brunswick – 21 a/c flown.
Salyard, 42-31102, Pinup Girl, crashed in Germany, 10 POW, MACR 3316.

Fulton, 42-39908, Fulton’s Folly, crashed in Holland, 8 KIA, 1 POW, 1 Evaded Capture, MACR 3321.

Stubler, 42-37959, Esky, crashed in Germany, 6 KIA, 4 POW, MACR 3317.

Mission No. 83 – 27 March – Target Cazeaux – 23 a/c flown.

Mission No. 84 – 28 March – Target Chartres – 21 a/c flown.

Mission No. 85 – 1 April – Target Recall – 28 a/c flown.

Mission No. 86 – 8 April – Target Quackenbruk – 30 a/c flown.

Mission No. 87 – 9 April – Target Warnemunde – 31 a/c flown.
Hart in 42-21174, Spirit of Chicago, had to abort due to engine problems.

Mission No. 88 – 10 April – Target Maldegem – 31 a/c flown.

Mission No. 89 – 11 April – Target Politz – 35 a/c flown.
Mullins, 42-3337, Throughbred, crashed in Germany, 10 KIA, MACR 4266.

Bailey, 42-37977, Blue Champagne, crashed in Germany, 10 POW, MACR 3823.

Pangle, 42-30197, Mission Belle, landed in Sweden, 10 interned, MACR 3822.

Mission No. 90 – 13 April – Target Augsburg – 29 a/c flown.
Downs, 42-31866, crash landed in Switzerland, 10 interned, MACR 3771.

Jorgenson, 42-38196, landed in Switzerland, 10 interned, MACR 3772.

Mission No. 91 – 18 April – Target Barnewitz – 32 a/c flown.

Mission No. 92 – 19 April – Target Wert – 34 a/c flown.

Mission No. 93 – 20 April – Target V1 Site (No Ball) – 36 a/c flown. Herron in 42-31762, Junior, Ditched, 3 KIA, 7 returned, MACR 5628.

Mission No. 94 – 22 April – Target Hamm – 30 a/c flown.
McDevitt, 42-39773, War Cry II, crashed in Germany, 10 POW, MACR 4168;

Cornwell, 42-38200, Miss Cheyenne, crashed in Germany, 10 POW, MACR 4167.

Mission No. 95 – 24 April – Target Freidrichshafen – 33 a/c flown. Nesen, 42-3388, Sleepytime Girl, ditched in the English Channel, 6 KIA, 1 POW, 3 rescued by Air Sea Rescue, MACR 4452.

Mission No. 96 – 26 April – Target Brunswick – 33 a/c flown.

Mission No. 97 – 27 April – Target Crossbow (Supplies to the Underground) – 21 a/c flown.

Mission No. 98 – 27 April – Target Ostend – 21 a/c flown.

Mission No. 99 – 28 April – Target Cherbourg – 21 a/c flown.

Mission No. 100 – 29 April – Target Magdeburg – 28 a/c flown.
Garza, 42-31133, Powers Girl, crashed in Germany, 10 POW, MACR 4453.

Hart, 42-31174, Spirit of Chicago, crashed in Germany, 1 KIA, 9 POW, MACR 4454.

Johnston, 42-31773, crashed in Germany, 1 KIA, 9 POW, MACR 4456.

Henry, 42-97078, Pride of the Yanks, crashed in Germany, 2 KIA, 8 POW, MACR 4457.

Hunington, 42-97226, crashed in Germany, 2 KIA, 8 POW, MACR 4458.

Barney, 42-97559, Vapor Trails, crashed in Germany, 1 KIA, 9 POW, MACR 4459.

Sexton, 42-107045, crashed in Germany, 10 POW, MACR 4460.

Mission No. 101 – 30 April – Target Clermonte – 24 a/c flown.

Mission No. 102 – 1 May – Target Crossbow (supplies to underground)- 22 a/c flown.
Novotny, 42-31237, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, crash landed in Mendlesham, England. 8 (bailed out) POW, 2 Returned.

Mission No. 103 – 7 May – Target Berlin – 31 a/c flown.
Hoffman, 42-4879, Daisy June II –crashed in Holland, 10 POW, MACR 4562.

Mission No. 104 – 8 May – Target Berlin – 27 a/c flown.
Drobysh, 42-31786, crashed in Germany, 10 POW, MACR 4563.

Mission No. 105 – 9 May – Target – Laon – 27 a/c flown.

Mission No. 106 – 11 May – Target Brussels – 33 a/c flown.

Mission No. 107 – 12 May – Target Zwichau – 28 a/c flown.
Seehof, 42-97207, crash-landed in England, MACR 4880.

Worster, 42-31787, crashed in Germany, 9 KIA, 1 POW, MACR 4879.

Mission No. 108 – 14 May – Target Osnabruck – 21 a/c flown.

Mission No. 109 – 19 May – Target Berlin – 21 a/c flown.

Mission No. 110 – 20 May – Target Liege – 17 a/c flown.

Mission No. 111 – 22 May – Target Keil – 17 a/c flown.

Mission No. 112 – 23 May – Target Choumonte- 20 a/c flown.
Jackson, 42-39951, In The Mood, ditched in the channel. All rescued.

Mission No. 113 – 24 May – Target Berlin – 23 a/c flown.
King, 42-31742, Southern Belle, crashed in Holland, 10 POW, MACR 5267.

Mission No. 114 – 25 May – Target Liege – 17 a/c flown.

Mission No. 115 – 27 May – Target Karlsruhe – 22 a/c flown.
Radin, 42-97603, Gremlin Buggy II, crashedlanded in Switzerland, 10 Interned, MACR 5266. This was a PFF ship with only two crew members from the 385th.

Mission No. 116 – 28 May – Target Koinsburg – 22 a/c flown.
Hunter, 42-97847, Four Freedoms, crashed in Germany, 10 POW, MACR 5265.

Mission No. 117 – 29 May – Target Leipzig – 27 a/c flown.

Mission No. 118 – 30 May – Target Hamm – 30a/c flown.

Mission No. 119 – 31 May – Target Hamm – 24 a/c flown.

Mission No. 120 – 2 June – Target Equihen – 13 a/c flown.

Mission No. 121 – 2 June – Target Everoux – 13 a/c flown.
Schock, 42-39918, Stormy Angel, crashed in France, 1 KIA, 6 POW, 3 Evaded Capture, MACR 5232.

Mission No. 122 – 3 June – Target LePortal – 19 a/c flown.

Mission No. 123 – 4 June – Target Bulogne – 11 a/c flown.

Mission No. 124 – 4 June – Target Versailles – 20 a/c flown.

Mission No. 125 – 5 June – Target French Coast – 26 a/c flown.

Mission No. 126 – June 6 – Target Caen – 23 a/c flown.

Mission No. 127 – June 6 – Target Argentan – 36 a/c flown.

Mission No. 128 – June 6 – Target Argentan – 23 a/c flown.

Mission No. 129 – June 7 – Target Niort – 24 a/c flown.

Mission No. 130 – June 8 – Target Nantes – 24 a/c flown.

Mission No. 131 – June 11 – Target Le Touquet – 22 a/c flown.

Mission No. 132 – June 12 – Target Montdidier – 38 a/c flown.
Jackson, 42-31762, crashed in France, 1 KIA, 9 POW, MACR 5628.

Mission No. 133 – June 14 – Target Florrennes – 38 a/c flown.

Mission No. 134 – June 15 – Target Hanover – 32 a/c flown.

Mission No. 135 – 18 June – Target Hanover – 35 a/c flown.

Mission No. 136 – 19 June – Target St. Jean d’Angley – 18 a/c flown.

Mission No. 137 – June 20 – Target Fallersleben – 38 a/c flown.
Levy, 42-5985, Mr. Smith, crashed, 1 KIA, 9 POW, MACR 5899.

Mission No. 138 – June 21 – Target Berlin – 37 a/c flown.
Lohmeyer, 42-38135, Dear Mom, crash landed in Switzerland, 3 KIA, 7 Interned, MACR 5920.

Totter, 42-3490, landed in Switzerland, 10 Interned, MACR 5919.

Mission No. 139 – June 22 – Target Paris – 26 a/c flown.

Mission No. 140 – June 23 – Target Edernay – 13 a/c flown.

Mission No. 141 – June 24 – Target Wessermunde – 16 a/c flown.

Mission No. 142 – June 25 – Target Grenoble – 35 a/c flown.

Mission No. 143 – June 25 – Target LeBourget – 17 a/c flown.

Mission No. 144 – June 25 -Target Bohlen – 17 a/c flown.

Mission No. 145 – 6 July – Target Crepy – 25 a/c flown.

Mission No. 146 – 6 July – Target Sautrescourt – 13 a/c flown.

Mission No. 147 – 7 July – Target Kolilda – 32 a/c flown.

Mission No. 148 – 8 July – Target Conches – 33 a/c flown.

Mission No. 149 – 11 July – Target Munich – 36 a/c flown.
Henderson, 42-97211, crashed in Germany, 10 POW, MACR 7360.

Mission No. 150 – 12 July – Target Munich – 42 a/c flown.
Hufford,43-38612, Lil’ Lu, crashed in Holland, 9 POW, MACR 11056. White, 42-31917, Off Spring, 9 KIA, 1 POW, MACR 7507; collided with McDonald, 42-102606, Curley’s Kids, 9 KIA, 1 POW, MACR 7489. Both a/c crashed near Perle, Luxembourg.

Mission No. 151 – 13 July – Target Munich – 32 a/c flown.
Turner, 42-107031, landed in Switzerland, 10 Interned, MACR 7490

Mission No. 152 – 13 July – Target Caddilac – 36 a/c flown.

Mission No. 153 – 16 July 1944 – Target Stuttgart – 29 a/c flown. Robbins, 44-6112, landed in Switzerland, 10 Interned, MACR 7569. Courcelle, 42-39912, Sky Chief, aborted and homed on VHF with an escort. Port inner and starboard outer inoperable. Starboard inner failed on approach and aircraft crash landed in trees near Woodbridge Emergency Landing Strip.

Mission No. 154 – 19 July – Target Ebelsbach – 30 a/c flown.

Mission No. 155 – 20 July – Target Merseburg – 34 a/c flown. Woodward in 42-31778, Wells Cargo, ran off the end of the runway because the brakes were shot out.

Mission No. 156 – 21 July – Target Regensberg – 24 a/c flown.

Mission No. 157 – 24 July – Target Ground Support – 42 a/c flown.

Mission No. 158 – 25 July – Target Ground Support – 42 a/c flown.  

Mission No. 159 – 28 July – Target Meresburg – 42 a/c flown.

Mission No. 160 – 29 July – Target Merseburg – 40 a/c flown.
Benefield, 43-37663, Rusty Load, crashed in Germany, 9 KIA, 1 POW, MACR 7819.

Mission No. 161 – 30 July – Target Munich – 38 a/c flown.

Mission No. 162 – 1 August – Target French Special – 31 a/c flown.

Mission No. 163 – 2 August- Target Paris – 30 a/c flown.
Newcomer, 42-31598, Moonglow, crashed in France, 4 POW, 5 evaded capture, MACR 8161.

Mission No. 164 – 4 August – Target Hamburg – 32 a/c flown. Masterson, 42-38199, Hairs Breath, crashed in Germany 9 POW, MACR 7743.

Mission No. 165 – 5 August – Target Magdeburg – 28 a/c flown.

Mission No. 166 – 6 August – Target Berlin – 17 a/c flown.

Mission No. 167 – 7 August – Target Compiegne – 29 a/c flown.

Mission No. 168 – 8 August – Target Ground Support – 29 a/c flown.

Mission No. 169 – 9 August – Target Furth – 28 a/c flown.
Bristol, 43-38156, Bristol Sterling, crashed in Germany, 3 KIA, 6 POW, MACR 7389.

Mission No. 170 – 11 August – Target Belfort – 26 a/c flown.

Mission No. 171 – 13 August – Target Ground Support – 29 a/c flown.

Mission No. 172 – 14 August – Target Mannheim – 31 a/c flown.

Mission No. 173 – 15 August – Target Munster – 40 a/c flown. Harrington, 42-31864, Remember Us, crashed in Germany, 8 POW, 1 evaded capture, MACR 7907.

Rosener, 42-107135, Homesick Angel, crashed in the North Sea, 10 POW, MACR 7908.

Mission No. 174 – 16 August – Target Rositz – 20 a/c flown.

Mission No. 175 – 18 August – Target St. Dizier – 30 a/c flown.

Mission No. 176 – 24 August – Target Brux – 37 a/c flown.

Mission No. 177 – 25 August – Target Rechlin – 35 a/c flown.

Mission No. 178 – 26 August – Target Brest – 33 a/c flown.

Mission No. 179 – 27 August – Target Berlin – 42 a/c flown.

Mission No. 180 – 30 August – Target Bremen – 40 a/c flown.

Mission No. 181 – 3 September – Target Brest – 39 a/c flown.

Mission No. 182 – 5 September – Target Brest – 26 a/c flown.

Mission No. 183 – 12 September – Target Bohlen – 43 a/c flown. Newman, 42-31638, Big Gas Bird, crashed in Germany, 4 KIA, 5 POW, MACR 8907.

Lundsberg, 42-97307, Flak Shak, crash landed in Belgium. All returned OK.

Mission No. 184 – 13 September – Target Stuttgart – 28 a/c flown. Hinson, 42-97940, Half & Half, crashed near Kenford, England. 1 KIA.

Mission No. 185 – 17 September – Target Arnheim – 40 a/c flown.

Mission No. 186 – 19 September – Target Kohlenz – 36 a/c flown.

Mission No. 187 – 22 September – Target Kassell – 32 a/c flown.

Mission No. 188 – 25 September – Target Karlsruhe – 36 a/c flown.

Mission No. 189 – 26 September – Target Bremen – 37 a/c flown. Lundsberg, 42-107035, Reluctant Lady, crashed in Germany, 10 POW, MACR 10204.

Lamont, 44-6008, Heavenly Body, ditched in the North Sea, – 2 KIA, 7 rescued.

Mission No. 190 – 27 September – Target Lugwigshaven – 23 a/c flown.