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Mission # 204

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 3 October 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 204, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 662
Synthetic Oil Bombed
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st CBW C Group on today's mission. The formation dropped its bombs using Gee-H aiming. Although the lead aircraft had equipment problems and ordered the deputy to take the lead using PFF, the Gee-H 'came back in again' and the bombs were away using that.
Primary Target Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Landed In Allied Territory - 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 1944-10-03, Group Lead, A. Bean, J. LaBoda

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
42‑32106Johnstone, William AndrewCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship. Returned with two engines out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Cornair, Russell JohnCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Patella, Joseph DavidCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Levine, Max (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Orr, James WallaceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Fahr, John (NMI)Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Davis, L K (IO)Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Parker, George FrederickCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Rice, Robert EugeneCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Dudock, Edward PeterCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Brookshire, James DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben HillCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Peters, Lloyd ArmanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Springsted, Donald GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Norton, Paul ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Laboda, Joseph StanleyCompleted MissionGroup lead. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Gross, Kenneth EugeneSpare, Completed MissionLead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Mandelbaum, Norman W (IO)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Mock, John MontagueLanded In Allied TerritoryLeft formation after target; heard calling for landing instructions at Melsbroek airfield in Brussels, Belgium, but force-landed in a field, destroying the aircraft. Crew returned to duty on 17 October.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionLoaned to the 303rd BG for today's mission. Manned by 303rd personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Gabel, Raymond JohnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38262Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tracy, Edward HanksCompleted MissionReleased bombs late on target of opportunity.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548LeDonne, Edward GeorgeSpare, Completed MissionLow Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38579Doran, William ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Rummel, Brian DunnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38615Gilbert, Stanley MiltonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smith, Jack MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109McDaniel, Clifford FranklinCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Keller, Marion WayneCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Groff, Richard HubertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Owens, Robert ClareCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Farnsworth, Reuben JosephSpare, Completed MissionHigh Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Ellis, Harold RichardCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512Carlson, Walter ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Herzog, John HenryCompleted MissionDeputy lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Cline, Walter WilliamCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT