Mission # 194

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 13 September 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 194
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 628   (more...)
Mission Comments The 'Oil Campaign' Continues
The 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) led the 41st A Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission, supplying all planes and crews, except for the high section of the high group which was filled by three aircraft from the 303rd BG.
Primary Target Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 30
Failed To Return - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Returned Early - 1
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

39 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
42‑3441Dudock, Edward PeterFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew - CP, N, Eng, R - not identified in mission documents.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31222Mead, Frank WillardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Gross, Kenneth EugeneScrubbedThis aircraft apparently developed engine trouble during preparation for the mission, and did not take off. It was replaced in the formation by the pre-briefed flying spare, 42-38013 and the Hunt Crew.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Johnstone, William ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37982[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑37713.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Hunt, John HardyFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low group flying spare; assigned to replace Gross in 1484 when that aircraft was scrubbed.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Mohler, John GrigsbyReturned EarlyLead group hot camera ship. Aborted at 1014 hrs near the Rhine River with #1 engine out; attacked unidentified target of opportunity (TOO).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Rowe, George BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Blankenmeyer, William JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Mock, John MontagueCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Salley, Thomas RaysorCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Pranger, Nicholas VincentCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Clements, Ben HillCompleted MissionBombed unidentified target of opportunity (TOO).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Brodie, James JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Henderson, William VCompleted MissionWing deputy; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Toler, Harold MortonCompleted MissionHigh group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Hulcher, Donald Lawrence Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Bean, Donald WCompleted MissionLow group deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Myrick, Kenneth DCompleted Mission41st A Combat Wing lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Carnes, Joe RossCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Peters, Lloyd AFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead group flying spare; filled in #3 position in high section of high group for an aborted 303BG aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Soester, Wilbur LeroyCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Hughes, Robert DavisCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Manston, Kent, with major battle damage.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Combs, William FelixCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth OliverCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Plowman, Noel ElwinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑107148McDaniel, Clifford FranklinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Rice, Robert ECompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑37982. Hot camera ship. Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, with battle damage.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Green, Loren LesterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Majeske, Charles PaulCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Buslee, John OliverCompleted MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38213Dodson, Lee WhiteFailed to ReturnAt 1124, immediately after bombs away, this aircraft was observed going down in flames due to flak. MACR 8902
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Skehan, Joseph RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
44‑6135Mumper, Benjamin RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Carlson, Walter ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8011Levine, Max (NMI)Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT