Mission # 207

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 7 October 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 207
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 669
Mission Comments 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
Failed To Return - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
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

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 Royce Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low 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 Alfred Completed 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 George Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Neville, Harry Walter Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Peters, Lloyd Arman Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Causa, Raymond (NMI) Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Cepits, Francis Frederick Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Farra, Robert Leslie Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Turned back, reason unknown.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Groff, Richard Hubert Completed MissionHot camera ship. Bomb doors had to be manually opened and closed.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Green, Loren Lester Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Johnstone, William Andrew Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38262Bills, Edgar L Completed MissionLow Squadron. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548LeDonne, Edward George Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Hale, Kenneth Oliver Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38615Orr, James Wallace Landed 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 Robert Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Cornair, Russell John Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Patella, Joseph David Completed 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 Theron Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512Norton, Paul E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Toler, Harold Morton Completed MissionGroup deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Bahten, John Irwin Completed MissionWing lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.