Mission # 190

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 9 September 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 190
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 614
Mission Comments Ludwigshafen - Again!
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) formed the B Wing of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing for today's mission. The primary target was a chemicals plant near Ludwigshafen, Germany. A visual attack was planned but a 10/10ths undercast required the Group to bomb using PFF aiming.
Primary Target Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 33
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Crashed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

41 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
42‑31484Wismer, Richard GlenAbortedTurned back due to #1 supercharger out, oxygen leak and #1 oil line broken.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Patella, Joseph DavidCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑39888.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Plowman, Noel ElwinAbortedThis crew replaced original aircraft (42‑38014) with 42‑39888, apparently displacing the Sienkiewicz Crew. Aborted due to oxygen failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Mead, Frank WillardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Bills, Edgar LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Henderson, William VCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hunt, John HardyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Rice, Robert EFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead group. Returned with one engine out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Brodie, James JosephCompleted MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Blankenmeyer, William JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Salley, Thomas RaysorCompleted MissionDropped eight bombs on target; four after target (equipment malfunction).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Chadwick, James WoodrowCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97960McCartney, James ThomasCompleted MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Wilson, QuentinCompleted MissionPFF ship. Wing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Hughes, Robert DavisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Combs, William FelixCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Johnstone, William AFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Peters, Lloyd ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Farra, Robert LeslieCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102601Hartness, Joseph GeorgeCrashed in Allied TerritoryLanded in enemy territory on 9 September 1944 near the French town of Harville, Meuse. Aircraft left formation on return near Luxemburg due to battle damage; crash-landed in France; crew evaded and all returned to allied lines by the next day; the aircraft was salvaged.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Cline, Walter WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Cepits, Francis FrederickCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058LeDonne, Edward GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Causa, Raymond (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑39888 which was apparently given up to the Plowman Crew. High group flying spare; joined formation. One bomb returned.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Laboda, Joseph StanleyCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Majeske, Charles PaulCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Buslee, John OliverCompleted MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Cornair, Russell JohnCompleted MissionBombs not released; bomb bay doors could not be opened.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Martin, Donald FrancisCompleted MissionLow group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Parker, George FrederickCompleted MissionReturned with #3 feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Gabel, Raymond JohnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38213Carnes, Joe RossCompleted MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Soester, Wilbur LeroyCompleted MissionHigh group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Hulcher, Donald Lawrence Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Owens, Robert ClareCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Toler, Harold MortonCompleted MissionPFF ship. Wing deputy.
SORTIE REPORT