Mission # 201

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 28 September 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 201
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 652
Mission Comments Two Bomb Runs - Primary Target Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st CBW C Wing on today's mission. Near the target, another formation of bombers flew below this wing, forcing them to hold their bombs. The wing made a second bomb run and released their bombs on the primary target.
Primary Target Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 31
Failed To Return - 2
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Landed In Allied Territory - 1
Returned Early - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

40 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
42‑31222Brodie, James Joseph Failed to ReturnCollided with 43‑37822 over target: Wallace Storey related details of the collision in Decker's Memories (2nd edition, page 169). Both ships went down on fire and out of control; no chutes observed; crashed near Erxleben, Germany; MACR 9366.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Green, Loren Lester Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Wismer, Richard Glen Returned EarlyAircraft suffered mechanical failure; bombs dropped at indicated location in enemy territory with unknown effect. Returned to base.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Majeske, Charles Paul Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑6141.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Sine, George Henning Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Brown, Bert Oliver Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Blankenmeyer, William J Completed MissionLeft formation after target for unknown reasons, but returned to base.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Carlson, Walter Elmer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Salley, Thomas Raysor Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
42‑97941Johnstone, William Andrew Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38616.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Hicks, Ralph Benjamin Completed MissionLow group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Duesler, Donald Barton Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Hassing, Eugene Theron Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Mead, Frank Willard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Combs, William Felix Completed MissionLeft formation after target for unknown reasons, but returned to base.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Cepits, Francis Frederick Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125McDaniel, Clifford Franklin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Fahr, John Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Rice, Robert E AbortedTurned back due to personnel illness.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Buslee, John Oliver Failed to ReturnCollided with 42‑31222 over target: Wallace Storey related details of the collision in Decker's Memories (2nd edition, page 169). Both ships went down on fire and out of control; no chutes; crashed near Osteringersleben, Germany; MACR 9753.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Owens, Robert Clare Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Doran, William Elmer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Keller, Marion Wayne Completed MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Toler, Harold Morton Completed MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Gabel, Raymond John Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hale, Kenneth Oliver Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead group flying spare. Filled in for Rice in the high group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Bean, Donald W Completed MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Gross, Kenneth Eugene Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38615Groff, Richard Hubert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Henderson, William V Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97986. Note that the 'mickey' navigator Schwab (indicated on formation chart) was not included on the crew list for this aircraft, indicating the original aircraft planned for this crew was PFF-equipped, while this one was not. Led wing back to base after target after taking over for flak-damaged wing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Rowe, George B Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Goodrick, Gene Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Patella, Joseph David Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37822.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Farra, Robert Leslie Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian Dunn Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Davis, L K (IO) Landed in Allied TerritoryWing lead. PFF ship. Landed away in Brussels due to flak damage.
SORTIE REPORT