Mission # 195

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 17 September 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 195
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 637
Mission Comments Tactical Support Mission
The 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was tasked to provide six squadrons, A thru F, for today's mission against tactical targets in The Netherlands in support of ground troops. These squadrons formed two groups which flew to their target areas. The first group (A, B, and C squadrons) attacked a single assigned target at Eindhoven, the C squadron having to make a second bomb run because the bombardier had the bomb rack selector switch OFF on the first run, so bombs did not release. The other group was assigned targets near 's Hertogenbosch. The D Squadron attacked its assigned target and the E Squadron attacked its own assigned target. The F Squadron did not attack because the Bombardier was unable to pick up the target on the first run: a second bomb run was considered but not attempted because they would not have been able to comply with the bombing deadline of 1130 hrs. All squadrons returned to base independently.
Primary Target Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 33
Failed To Return - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

35 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
42‑31222Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted MissionF Squadron.
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42‑31484Carlson, Walter ElmerCompleted MissionB Squadron.
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42‑32106Bean, Donald WCompleted MissionF Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
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42‑37788Mumper, Benjamin RCompleted MissionA Squadron.
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42‑37982Combs, William FelixCompleted MissionF Squadron.
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42‑38013Rowe, George BCompleted MissionA Squadron.
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42‑38014Henderson, William VCompleted MissionE Squadron lead.
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42‑39888Carnes, Joe RossCompleted MissionF Squadron.
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42‑97251Duesler, Donald BartonCompleted MissionD Squadron.
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42‑97282Durdin, Larkin ClaytonCompleted MissionB Squadron Deputy. Hot Camera ship.
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42‑97309Hunt, John HardyCompleted MissionC Squadron.
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42‑97320Rice, Robert ECompleted MissionB Squadron.
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42‑97510Plowman, Noel ElwinCompleted MissionD Squadron.
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42‑97941Herzog, John HenryCompleted MissionC Squadron Lead.
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42‑102449Bahten, John IrwinCompleted MissionA Squadron Lead. Major Richard P Barry, Jr, from 41st CBW on board as an observer.
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42‑102501Tracy, Edward HanksCompleted MissionE Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
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42‑102518Peters, Lloyd ACompleted MissionC Squadron. Ground Spare aircraft; replaced 42‑37971.
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42‑102620Mohler, John GrigsbyCompleted MissionE Squadron.
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42‑102661Wilson, QuentinCompleted MissionB Squadron Lead.
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42‑102933Cline, Walter WCompleted MissionD Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
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42‑107057Causa, Raymond (NMI)Completed MissionD Squadron.
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42‑107083Clements, Ben HillCompleted MissionD Squadron.
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42‑107121Davis, L K (IO)Completed MissionD Squadron lead.
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42‑107125Koch, Robert BruceCompleted MissionA Squadron Deputy. Hot Camera ship.
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42‑107148Green, Loren LesterCompleted MissionC Squadron.
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43‑37703Hughes, Robert DavisCompleted MissionB Squadron.
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43‑37717Farra, Robert LeslieCompleted MissionE Squadron.
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43‑37822Groff, Richard HubertCompleted MissionE Squadron.
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43‑37917Gross, Kenneth EugeneCompleted MissionC Squadron.
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43‑37971[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102518.
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43‑37990Skehan, Joseph RCompleted MissionA Squadron.
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43‑38062Reed, William MarcusCompleted MissionB Squadron.
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44‑6105Owens, Robert ClareCompleted MissionA Squadron.
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44‑6109Martin, Donald FrancisCompleted MissionC Squadron Deputy. Hot Camera ship.
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44‑8011Kelsay, Omar FrankFailed to ReturnF Squadron lead. At 1122 hrs, prior to the IP, a direct flak burst hit the #2 engine, and the right wing caught fire. The aircraft exploded shortly before or on hitting the ground. Crashed near Liege, Belgium. MACR 10197
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