2022 REUNION
IN ARLINGTON, VA
OCTOBER 19-23

Mission # 202

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 30 September 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 202, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 655
Münster Bombed
The 384th Bomb Group (H) flew as the 41st CBW B Wing on today's mission. Clouds obscured the primary target resulting in a decision to release the bombs on the center of the city.
Primary Target Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (Visual)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Münster, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 34
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Returned Early - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Aborted - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives
Other Mission Documents 1944-09-30, Wing Lead, G. Koehne, W. Johnson

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
42‑37788Majeske, Charles PaulCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Rice, Robert EugeneFlying Spare, Returned As BriefedLead group
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Owens, Robert ClareCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97251Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed MissionWent over target but did not release bombs due to inoperative bomb bay door motor; hand cranked the doors but a/c was past bomb line by then.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Farra, Robert LeslieCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Springsted, Donald GeorgeCompleted MissionLead group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97521Fahr, John (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Johnson, William TCompleted MissionWing lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted MissionLow group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Dudock, Edward PeterCompleted MissionLow group lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Gilbert, Stanley MiltonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Bills, Edgar LCompleted MissionLow group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Mohler, John GrigsbyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben HillCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Peters, Lloyd ArmanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Duesler, Donald BartonCompleted MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Combs, William FelixCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Rummel, Brian DunnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125[N/A]Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑107148Gross, Kenneth EugeneReturned EarlyTurned back within sight of the target 'due to severe oil leakage and inability to feather two engines. Major Stone, however, awarded us credit for the mission.' per Wallace Storey, 2014.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Patella, Joseph DavidCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Green, Loren LesterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Keller, Marion WayneSpare, Completed MissionLow Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Hulcher, Donald Lawrence Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Johnstone, William AndrewCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Mock, John MontagueAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back; returned early with #1 feathered.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Gabel, Raymond JohnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Causa, Raymond (NMI)Spare, Completed MissionHigh group flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548LeDonne, Edward GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38615Hughes, Robert DavisCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Pranger, Nicholas VincentCompleted MissionHigh group deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Brown, Bert OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Orr, James WallaceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Mandelbaum, Norman W (IO)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Henderson, William VincentCompleted MissionHigh group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, UnusedLead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft..
44‑8047Durdin, Larkin ClaytonCompleted MissionWing deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT