2022 REUNION
IN ARLINGTON, VA
OCTOBER 19-23

Mission # 207

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 7 October 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 207, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 669
Synthetic Oil Production Targeted
The 384th Bombardment Group flew as the lead and low squadrons of the 41st CBW C group on today's mission. In spite of difficulty seeing the target area, visual attacks were pressed home, with mixed results.
Primary Target Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 21
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Landed In Allied Territory - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Failed To Return - 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 1944-10-07,Wing Lead, R. Thacker, J. Bahten

30 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
42‑37788Mumper, Benjamin RoyceSpare, Completed MissionLow Squadron flying spare. Joined high Squadron (91st BG).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑38013Levine, Max (NMI)Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97263Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97521Fahr, John (NMI)Completed MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Springsted, Donald GeorgeSpare, Completed MissionLead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Neville, Harry WalterCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Peters, Lloyd ArmanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Causa, Raymond (NMI)Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Cepits, Francis FrederickCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Farra, Robert LeslieFlying Spare, Returned As BriefedTurned back, reason unknown.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Groff, Richard HubertCompleted MissionHot camera ship. Bomb doors had to be manually opened and closed.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Green, Loren LesterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Johnstone, William AndrewCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38262Bills, Edgar LCompleted MissionLow Squadron. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548LeDonne, Edward GeorgeCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Hale, Kenneth OliverCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38615Orr, James WallaceLanded In Allied TerritoryAt 1100 hrs in the vicinity of [Bad] Iburg, aircraft was hit by flak and peeled off from formation with #2 wing tank smoking and leaking; last seen over Osnabrück with wheels down and under control; no chutes; landed in allied territory, near Brussels, with all crew safe.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed MissionLow Squadron. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Cornair, Russell JohnCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Patella, Joseph DavidCompleted MissionReleased bombs late.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6294Mandelbaum, Norman W (IO)Failed To ReturnAt 1236 hrs over Ruhland, lost part control of aircraft over target after being hit by flak: co-pilot was killed instantly, and pilot mortally wounded. He peeled off from formation under control after bombing target and left formation; ship appeared to be in good condition; no chutes observed but crew did bail out (except for the pilots); crashed near Ruhland, Germany; MACR 9365
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Hassing, Eugene TheronCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512Norton, Paul ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Toler, Harold MortonCompleted MissionGroup deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Bahten, John IrwinCompleted MissionWing lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, UnusedLead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.