Mission # 199

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 26 September 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 199
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 648
Mission Comments 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
Aborted - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

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 Elmer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Cornair, Russell John Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑38013Mead, Frank Willard Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Chmura, Edward (NMI) Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Mock, John Montague Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hunt, John Hardy Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Blankenmeyer, William J Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Brodie, James Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Brookshire, James D Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Mohler, John Grigsby Completed MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Koch, Robert Bruce Completed MissionLead group deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Minor, Henry W Completed MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Rowe, George B Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
42‑98000Patella, Joseph David Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Ellis, Harold Richard Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben Hill Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Peters, Lloyd A Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620LeDonne, Edward George Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Combs, William Felix AbortedTurned back; 'too much oil, overflowed when heated.'
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth Oliver Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Cline, Walter W Completed MissionLow group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑107148McDaniel, Clifford Franklin Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Groff, Richard Hubert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Green, Loren Lester Completed MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Carlson, Walter Elmer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Keller, Marion Wayne Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Mandelbaum, Norman W (IO) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Hicks, Ralph Benjamin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Gilbert, Stanley Milton Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Hughes, Robert Davis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38615Hutchinson, Thomas Dale Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Farnsworth, Reuben Joseph Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smith, Jack M Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Farra, Robert Leslie Completed MissionLanded with #4 feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Goodrick, Gene Robert Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Rice, Robert E Completed MissionLow group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Johnstone, William A Completed MissionHigh group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Bahten, John Irwin Completed 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