2022 REUNION
IN ARLINGTON, VA
OCTOBER 19-23

Mission # 200

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 27 September 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 200, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 650
Marshalling Yards Bombed By PFF
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) formed the 41st CBW A wing for today's attack on railroad marshalling yards in Cologne, Germany.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 34
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Aborted - 1
Ground Accident, did not take off - 2
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
42‑31222Farnsworth, Reuben JosephSpare, Completed MissionHigh group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Peters, Lloyd ArmanCompleted MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Smith, Jack MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38615.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Cornair, Russell JohnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Skehan, Joseph LynneCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward HanksCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Mock, John MontagueCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hunt, John HardyCompleted MissionTail wheel would not extend for landing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Blankenmeyer, William JCompleted MissionLanded with wounded aboard.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Farra, Robert LeslieSpare, Completed MissionLead group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Salley, Thomas RaysorFlying Spare, Returned As BriefedLow group
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Fahr, John (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Martin, Donald FrancisCompleted MissionWing deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Bills, Edgar LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Peterson, John WrightCompleted MissionLow group lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Gabel, Raymond JohnCompleted MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 43‑37917.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Buslee, John OliverCompleted MissionHigh group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Brookshire, James DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Cepits, Francis FrederickCompleted MissionLanded with #3 feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620LeDonne, Edward GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Combs, William FelixCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth OliverCompleted MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Duesler, Donald BartonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148McDaniel, Clifford FranklinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Orr, James WallaceCompleted MissionWent over target but did not release bombs due to bomb bay malfunction; bomb bay doors could not be fully opened, either electrically or manually. Returned bombs to base.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Green, Loren LesterAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back due to internal failure in an engine.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102430.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Springsted, Donald GeorgeCompleted MissionReplaced 44‑6141, which was damaged in a taxi accident prior to takeoff.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Keller, Marion WayneCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Durdin, Larkin ClaytonCompleted MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Hughes, Robert DavisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Mead, Frank WillardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38615Gilbert, Stanley MiltonCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37822.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Brown, Bert OliverGround AccidentTaxi accident prior to takeoff. Salvaged 9/27/44
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Mumper, Benjamin RoyceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Springsted, Donald GeorgeGround AccidentTaxi accident prior to takeoff, crew not injured; replaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑37971.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Doran, William ElmerCompleted MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Cline, Walter WilliamCompleted MissionLow group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Johnson, William TCompleted MissionWing lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008[N/A]Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused