Mission # 209

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 11 October 1944
384th Mission Number
 
209
8th Air Force Mission Number 672
Mission Comments Two Targets Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) provided four squadrons of the 41st CBW C Wing for today's mission. The positions of these squadrons in the formation are not apparent from available documents. Three squadrons attacked the primary, and one squadron (the 'second squadron' according to documents) attacked the secondary target, Railroad Marshalling Yards in Coblenz, Germany.
Primary Target Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 42
Failed To Return - 2
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Landed In Allied Territory - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

49 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sortable by Aircraft, Pilot, Results, and Mission/Sortie Information
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑31484Rowe, George BCompleted MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 43‑38542. First squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Gross, Kenneth EugeneCompleted MissionSecond squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Farnsworth, Reuben JosephAbortedFirst squadron. Aborted due to defective manifold pressure in #3 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Sine, George HCompleted MissionFirst squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Majeske, Charles PCompleted MissionFirst squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Cepits, Francis FCompleted MissionThird squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Cornair, Russell JCompleted MissionFirst squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward HCompleted MissionFourth squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Wehrheim, Francis WalterCompleted MissionThird squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Doran, William ElmerCompleted MissionSecond squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Groff, Richard HubertCompleted MissionThird squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Salley, Thomas RCompleted MissionFourth squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑98027. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead Gee-H ground spare aircraft.
42‑97941Dudock, Edward PCompleted MissionFirst squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Peterson, John WrightFailed to ReturnFourth squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Subjected to intense and very accurate flak in target area; crashed near Mayen, Germany; MACR 9479.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Rice, Robert ECompleted MissionThird squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Koch, Robert BCompleted MissionLead PFF ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97592. First Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Fahr, JohnCompleted MissionSecond squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Mohler, John GrigsbyCompleted MissionFourth squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Ellis, Harold RichardLanded in Allied TerritoryFourth squadron. Subjected to intense and very accurate flak in target area; initially reported MIA, found to have landed in allied territory. The crew was uninjured, returning to base on 13 October, and resumed flying combat missions on the 15th. The Aircraft was returned to Grafton Underwood also. It was repaired, re-assigned to the 544th, and resumed flying combat missions on 11 December 1944.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Norton, Paul ECompleted MissionThird squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth OliverCompleted MissionFourth squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Hassing, Eugene TheronCompleted MissionFourth squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Kass, Robert HilerCompleted MissionSecond squadron deputy. Gee-H and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148McDaniel, Clifford FCompleted MissionSecond squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Springsted, Donald GeorgeCompleted MissionThird squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Green, Loren LCompleted MissionSecond squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Keller, Marion WCompleted MissionFirst squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted MissionSecond squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Johnstone, William ACompleted MissionSecond squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Blankenmeyer, William JCompleted MissionThird squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Smith, James MiltonCompleted MissionThird squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑31484.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed MissionFourth squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Mead, Frank WillardCompleted MissionFourth squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Duesler, Donald BCompleted MissionFourth squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted MissionFirst squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Hunt, John HCompleted MissionSecond squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smith, Jack MCompleted MissionFirst squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Peters, Lloyd ACompleted MissionSecond squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Mumper, Benjamin RCompleted MissionFirst squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Patella, Joseph DavidCompleted MissionThird squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6149Levine, Max (NMI)Failed to ReturnFirst squadron. Hit by flak at 1014 hours in the target area; a direct hit burst in the cabin and bomb bay doors; entire aircraft was enveloped in flames with the tail was observed falling off; aircraft dropped 1000 ft and fell apart in mid-air; crashed near Mayen, Germany; MACR 9478.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Causa, Raymond (NMI)Completed MissionFourth squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512Freiman, Peter PaulCompleted MissionThird squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Martin, Donald FrancisCompleted MissionSecond squadron lead. PFF ship. While on the bomb run to attack the primary target using Gee-H, with the deputy in the lead, the equipment failed. The squadron then proceeded to the secondary target and attacked using PFF.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Toler, Harold MCompleted MissionThird squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Henderson, William VCompleted MissionFourth squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT