Mission # 203

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 2 October 1944
384th Mission Number
 
203
8th Air Force Mission Number 658
Mission Comments Cologne Bombed
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) formed the 41st CBW A Group for today's mission. Weather and equipment failures forced a decision to drop bombs on the center of the city.
Primary Target Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: City
Type: Non-Military
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 37
Aborted - 4
Returned To Base - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

42 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sortable by Aircraft, Pilot, Results, and Mission/Sortie Information
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑38013Owens, Robert ClareCompleted MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Keller, Marion WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Springsted, Donald GeorgeCompleted MissionDropped bombs early, reason unknown.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Mock, John MontagueCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Norton, Paul ECompleted MissionDropped bombs early, reason unknown.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Farra, Robert LCompleted MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Carlson, Walter EAbortedTurned back with a runaway prop on #2 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Orr, James WCompleted MissionLow squadron flying spare; returned as briefed.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Neville, Harry WalterCompleted MissionWing deputy. PFF ship. Led wing after Major Bean aborted. Turned over lead to high squadron at IP for Gee-H bombing. After the Gee-H equipment failed on the second run, resumed lead and dropped using PFF aiming.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Durdin, Larkin CCompleted MissionLow squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Minor, Henry WCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead. Assumed lead at IP for a Gee-H bombing run. The Gee-H equipment malfunctioned, so bombing was by PFF on the wing lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Bahten, John IrwinReturned To BaseLead Gee-H ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑107125. Unable to catch formation; returned to base without completing mission.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Gilbert, Stanley MCompleted MissionDropped bombs early, reason unknown.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Fahr, JohnCompleted MissionHigh squadron flying spare. Filled in.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionGee-H ship. Loaned to the 379th BG for today's mission. Manned by 379th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Mohler, John GrigsbyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Peters, Lloyd ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Hughes, Robert DCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Causa, Raymond (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Brookshire, James DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Bahten, John IrwinAbortedWing Lead: Major Bean, with Bahten as pilot. Gee-H ship. Aborted due to #3 engine failure. The crew then moved to spare lead aircraft 42‑97948; after taking off in that aircraft, was unable to catch up to formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Mandelbaum, Norman WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Brown, Bert OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Johnstone, William ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionGee-H ship. Loaned to the 303rd BG for today's mission. Manned by 303rd personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38262Cornair, Russell JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Ellis, Harold RichardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Skehan, Joseph RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Salley, Thomas RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38579Gross, Kenneth EugeneCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38615Rice, Robert ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Mead, Frank WillardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Gabel, Raymond JAbortedTurned back due to personnel failure; radio operator became ill.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109McDaniel, Clifford FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Levine, Max (NMI)Completed MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Majeske, Charles PCompleted MissionLead squadron flying spare; filled in.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Kass, Robert HilerCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Groff, Richard HubertAbortedTurned back with a runaway prop on #4 engine.
SORTIE REPORT