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 - 32
Failed To Return - 2
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
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 JosephFailed 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 LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Wismer, Richard GlenReturned EarlyAircraft suffered mechanical failure; bombs dropped at indicated location in enemy territory with unknown effect. Returned to base.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Majeske, Charles PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑6141.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Sine, George HenningCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Brown, Bert OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Blankenmeyer, William JCompleted MissionLeft formation after target for unknown reasons, but returned to base.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Carlson, Walter ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Salley, Thomas RaysorCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
42‑97941Johnstone, William ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38616.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted MissionLow group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Duesler, Donald BartonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Hassing, Eugene TheronCompleted MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Mead, Frank WillardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Combs, William FelixCompleted MissionLeft formation after target for unknown reasons, but returned to base.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Cepits, Francis FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125McDaniel, Clifford FranklinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Fahr, JohnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Rice, Robert EAbortedTurned back due to personnel illness.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37822Buslee, John OliverFailed 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 ClareCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Doran, William ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Keller, Marion WayneCompleted MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Toler, Harold MCompleted MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Gabel, Raymond JohnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hale, Kenneth OliverCompleted MissionLead group flying spare. Filled in for Rice in the high group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Bean, Donald WCompleted MissionLow group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Gross, Kenneth EugeneCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38615Groff, Richard HubertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Henderson, William VCompleted 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 BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Patella, Joseph DavidCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37822.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Farra, Robert LeslieCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian DCompleted 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