2022 REUNION
IN ARLINGTON, VA
OCTOBER 19-23

Mission # 199

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 26 September 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 199, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 648
Primary Target Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st CBW B Wing on today's mission. The bomb run was started using PFF guidance, but clearing clouds near the target enabled the bombardier to complete the bomb run using visual sighting. The lead and high groups dropped on the first run. The low group had to make a second run because they had to maneuver out from under the high group. On their second run, made using PFF, the equipment failed, and they dropped on the wing lead's smoke marker.
Primary Target Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Aborted - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives
Other Mission Documents 1944-09-26, Wing Lead, G. Sammons, J. Bahten

43 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
42‑32106Doran, William ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Cornair, Russell JohnSpare, Completed MissionLead group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑38013Mead, Frank WillardSpare, Completed MissionLow group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Mock, John MontagueCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hunt, John HardyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Blankenmeyer, William JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Brodie, James JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Brookshire, James DCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Mohler, John GrigsbyCompleted MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Koch, Robert BruceCompleted MissionLead group deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Minor, Henry WCompleted MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Rowe, George BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, UnusedLead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
42‑98000Patella, Joseph DavidCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Ellis, Harold RichardCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben HillCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Peters, Lloyd ArmanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620LeDonne, Edward GeorgeCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Combs, William FelixAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back; 'too much oil, overflowed when heated.'
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth OliverCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Cline, Walter WilliamCompleted MissionLow group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125[N/A]Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑107148McDaniel, Clifford FranklinSpare, Completed MissionHigh group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Groff, Richard HubertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Green, Loren LesterCompleted MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Carlson, Walter ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Keller, Marion WayneCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Mandelbaum, Norman W (IO)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Gilbert, Stanley MiltonCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Hughes, Robert DavisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
43‑38615Hutchinson, Thomas DaleCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smith, Jack MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Farra, Robert LeslieCompleted MissionLanded with #4 feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Rice, Robert EugeneCompleted MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Johnstone, William AndrewCompleted MissionHigh group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Bahten, John IrwinCompleted MissionPFF ship, wing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Davis, L K (IO)Completed MissionLow group lead. PFF ship. On bomb run was forced to maneuver out from under high group, and therefore had to make a second run. By that time the target was no longer visible, then the PFF equipment failed so the group dropped on the wing lead's smoke marker, with poor results.
SORTIE REPORT