Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description
Mission 340: 168 bombers and 185 fighters are dispatched to hit NOBALL (V-weapon) targets in France; 90 B-17s dispatched to the Pas de Calais area return to base with bombs due to cloud cover over the target; 70 of 78 B-24s hit Siracourt; 48 B-17s are damaged. Escort is provided by 57 Ninth Air Force P-38s, 47 P-47s and 81 P-51s without loss.
Mission 341: 5 of 5 B-17s drop 3.22 million leaflets on 19 towns in France and Belgium; 1 B-17 encounters a night fighter and claims 0-1-0; the B-17 is damaged.
22 B-24s are dispatched on CARPETBAGGER operations.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,
Carpetbagger Casualty Report Floyd N Holmes Jr, ASN# 0-686430, Bombardier; of Fort Pierce, FL: EVR - RTD 27 May 1944 - MACR 4603
Jack G Wengert , ASN# 15338709, Radio Operator; of Cinncinnati, OH: EVR - RTD 27 May 1944 - MACR 4603
Dale Helmer , ASN# 16087932, Engineer; of Coldwater, MI: POW - Interned Stalag Luft III Sagan - MACR 4603
Israel M Barron , ASN# 0-684468, Co-Pilot; of Roxbury, MA: POW - MACR 4603 Interned Stalag Luft III Sagan-Silesia, Bavaria
Vincent C Gallozzi , ASN# 33112725, Tail Gunner; of Hershey, PA: POW - Interned Stalag Luft IV Gross-Tychow, Prussia - MACR 4603
James F McCaskey , ASN# 35742741, Dispatcher; of Weirton, WV: POW - Interned Stalag Luft IV Gross-Tychow, Prussia - MACR 4603
source: The Carpetbaggers http://www.801492.org/
389th Bomb Group Mission Report Brussels, Belgium - Group ran off 2 miss today. We went in P. M. to Brussels. Shot haul, moderate flak, no enemy fighters, good cover - what a deal. Visibility good but lead ship screwed up, one other ship and ourselves only ones to drop bombs 8 x 1000 lb G. P. Quite sure we hit target. R. R marshalling yards.
source: 389TH BG: Personal Mission Log of Bernard L. Prueher http://www.hrhodes.com/Mission%20Logs/mission.htm
91BG / 401BS Mission Report - Sottevast: A military installation in the Cherbourg Peninsula was the target assigned to this group. However, the target area was completely covered by clouds so that no bombs were dropped. This Squadron provided 6 A/C and crews for this mission. BOMBING RESULTS: Bombs brought back. ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered. FIGHTER SUPPORT: Good with escort all way in and out. FLAK: A moderate barrage of AA fire was observed by our A/C in the target area.