Mission # 192

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 11 September 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 192
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 623   (more...)
Mission Comments Primary Targets Spared By Weather
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high section of the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing (41A Group) and as the high section of the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing (41B Group) on this mission. The primary target for the 41A Group, Lützkendorf oil installations in Germany, were obscured by a solid undercast, as was the secondary and an airfield near Giessen. Finally, a successful visual attack was accomplished on an unidentified factory in the Friedberg, Germany, area. This group saw several Me-163 'Komet' rocket-powered aircraft in the vicinity of Leipzig, and one near the Belgian coast, but they were not attacked. The 41B Group primary target, oil installations in the Merseburg, Germany, area was obscured by weather conditions. The formation then proceeded to the secondary target. Although the rest of the formation broke off the attack, the 384th pressed on and were able to drop their bombs in the vicinity of the target, although results were deemed 'poor.' This group was attacked by a single ME163 'Komet' rocket-powered aircraft, which made two passes on his formation (the high and low squadrons), in the vicinity of the primary target.
Primary Target Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Other (Visual)
Target: Factories
Type: Industry
Location: Friedburg & Eisenach, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 22
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
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
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Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑31222[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37822Gabel, Raymond JohnCompleted Mission41A Group. Landed with bomb bay doors open.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Gilbert, Stanley MiltonCompleted Mission41A Group, Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Owens, Robert ClareCompleted Mission41A Group, 41B Group Flying Spare. Filled in position in 41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Rowe, George BCompleted Mission41B Group. Flat tire on landing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Brodie, James JosephCompleted Mission41B Group. Landed with bomb bay doors open.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Wilson, QuentinCompleted Mission41A Group, Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑102459Groff, Richard HubertCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102501Gross, Kenneth EugeneCompleted Mission41B Group, Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Farra, Robert LeslieCompleted Mission41B Group. Landed at home base about one-and-one-half hours after the rest of the Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Buslee, John OliverCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Martin, Donald FrancisCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107057Mock, John MontagueAborted41A Group, Flying Spare. Aborted due to #4 engine failure on takeoff. Jettisoned bombs and returned to base.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107058Chadwick, James WoodrowFailed to Return41B Group, Aircraft received a direct flak burst, at 1208 hours near the primary target, in bomb bay; immediately released bombs and caught on fire; dived to 18,000 feet and levelled off; lost to sight; flak, crashed near Halle, Germany; MACR 8903.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Hunt, John HardyCompleted Mission41B Group. Rudder out on landing.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Dodson, Lee WhiteAborted41A Group. Turned back due to #2 engine failure.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Pluhar, Emil EdwardCompleted Mission41B Group, Group Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Kass, Robert HilerCompleted Mission41B Group, Group Deputy. Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Goodrick, Gene RobertAborted41A Group. Turned back due to #1 engine supercharger failure.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Hughes, Robert DavisCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38213Toler, Harold MortonCompleted Mission41A Group, Group Deputy. Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Majeske, Charles PaulCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Carlson, Walter ElmerCompleted Mission41A Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8011Skehan, Joseph RCompleted Mission41B Group.
SORTIE REPORT