Mission # 193

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 12 September 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 193
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 626
Mission Comments Synthetic Oil Plant Destroyed
The 384th Bomb Group, flying as the High Section of the 41st CBW, attacked the primary target, a synthetic oil plant, in Brux, Czechoslovakia. A good visual bomb run was made and results are believed good, although 'a patch of clouds came over the target at the time bombs hit,' so results were unobserved.
Primary Target Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Brüx, Czechoslovakia
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 8
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 3
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
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

17 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
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Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑31222Mohler, John GrigsbyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑32106McDaniel, Clifford FranklinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97142Hanlon, Ernest EdwardFailed to ReturnAt 1105 near Wittenburg, aircraft was hit by ME-109s on first attack in #3 engine; could not climb back to formation and continuously drifted behind until lost sight of; right wing fell off at 1109 and aircraft went down on fire in a steep glide; 3 chutes; crashed in Grünfelde, immediately west of Kyritz, Germany; MACR 8901
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97960Dudock, Edward PeterCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Koch, Robert BruceCompleted MissionHigh group lead, 41st CBW A wing
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Plowman, Noel ElwinCompleted MissionLanded with wounded aboard.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Tracy, Edward HanksFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare; filled in and flew mission, but landed at Woodbridge due to low fuel and difficulty with #1 engine
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑37703Rice, Robert EAbortedTurned back due to low oil pressure in #2 engine at altitude. This failure was confirmed by Engineering Officer.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Green, Loren LesterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Levine, Max (NMI)Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38213Patella, Joseph DavidAbortedTurned back due to pilot illness.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Carlson, Walter ElmerAbortedTurned back; engineer's arm crushed in top turret mechanism.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Kass, Robert HilerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT