Mission # 200

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 27 September 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 200
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 650
Mission Comments 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
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 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 Joseph Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Peters, Lloyd Arman Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Smith, Jack M Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38615.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Cornair, Russell John Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Skehan, Joseph Lynne Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Mock, John Montague Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hunt, John Hardy Completed MissionTail wheel would not extend for landing.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Blankenmeyer, William J Completed MissionLanded with wounded aboard.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Farra, Robert Leslie Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Salley, Thomas Raysor Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Low group
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Fahr, John (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Martin, Donald Francis Completed MissionWing deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Bills, Edgar L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Peterson, John Wright Completed MissionLow group lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Gabel, Raymond John Completed MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Wismer, Richard Glen Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 43‑37917.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Buslee, John Oliver Completed MissionHigh group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Brookshire, James D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Cepits, Francis Frederick Completed MissionLanded with #3 feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620LeDonne, Edward George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Combs, William Felix Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth Oliver Completed MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Duesler, Donald Barton Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148McDaniel, Clifford Franklin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Orr, James Wallace Completed 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 Lester AbortedTurned back due to internal failure in an engine.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102430.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Springsted, Donald George Completed MissionReplaced 44‑6141, which was damaged in a taxi accident prior to takeoff.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Keller, Marion Wayne Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Durdin, Larkin Clayton Completed MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Hughes, Robert Davis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Mead, Frank Willard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38615Gilbert, Stanley Milton Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37822.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6080Brown, Bert Oliver Ground Accident,
did not take off
Taxi accident prior to takeoff. Salvaged 9/27/44
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Mumper, Benjamin Royce Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Springsted, Donald George Ground Accident,
did not take off
Taxi accident prior to takeoff, crew not injured; replaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑37971.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Sienkiewicz, Edward Alfred Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Doran, William Elmer Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Cline, Walter William Completed MissionLow group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Johnson, William T Completed MissionWing lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused