2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Mission # 204

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 3 October 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 204
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 662
Mission Comments 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

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 Andrew Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship. Returned with two engines out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Cornair, Russell John Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Patella, Joseph David Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Levine, Max (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Orr, James Wallace Completed 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 Frederick Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Rice, Robert Eugene Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Wismer, Richard Glen Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Dudock, Edward Peter Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Brookshire, James D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben Hill Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Peters, Lloyd Arman Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Springsted, Donald George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Norton, Paul E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth Oliver Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Laboda, Joseph Stanley Completed MissionGroup lead. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Gross, Kenneth Eugene Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Mandelbaum, Norman W (IO) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37990Mock, John Montague Landed 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 John Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38262Goodrick, Gene Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed MissionReleased bombs late on target of opportunity.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548LeDonne, Edward George Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38579Doran, William Elmer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Rummel, Brian Dunn Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38615Gilbert, Stanley Milton Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smith, Jack M Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109McDaniel, Clifford Franklin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Keller, Marion Wayne Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Groff, Richard Hubert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Owens, Robert Clare Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Farnsworth, Reuben Joseph Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Ellis, Harold Richard Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512Carlson, Walter Elmer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Herzog, John Henry Completed MissionDeputy lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Cline, Walter William Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT