Mission # 209

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 11 October 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 209
8th Air Force Mission 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
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

49 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
42‑31484Rowe, George B Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38542. First Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Gross, Kenneth Eugene Completed MissionSecond Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Farnsworth, Reuben Joseph AbortedFirst Squadron. Aborted due to defective manifold pressure in #3 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Sine, George Henning Completed MissionFirst Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Majeske, Charles Paul Completed MissionFirst Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Cepits, Francis Frederick Completed MissionThird Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Cornair, Russell John Completed MissionFirst Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Wehrheim, Francis Walter Completed MissionThird Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Doran, William Elmer Completed MissionSecond Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Groff, Richard Hubert Completed MissionThird Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Salley, Thomas Raysor Completed 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 Peter Completed MissionFirst Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97948Peterson, John Wright Failed 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 E Completed MissionThird Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Koch, Robert Bruce Completed MissionLead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97592. First Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Fahr, John Completed MissionSecond Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Mohler, John Grigsby Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Ellis, Harold Richard Landed 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 E Completed MissionThird Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth Oliver Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Hassing, Eugene Theron Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Kass, Robert Hiler Completed MissionSecond Squadron deputy. Gee-H and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148McDaniel, Clifford Franklin Completed MissionSecond Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Springsted, Donald George Completed MissionThird Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Green, Loren Lester Completed MissionSecond Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Keller, Marion Wayne Completed MissionFirst Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Wismer, Richard Glen Completed MissionSecond Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Johnstone, William Andrew Completed MissionSecond Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Blankenmeyer, William J Completed MissionThird Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Smith, James Milton Completed 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 Willard Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Duesler, Donald Barton Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Goodrick, Gene Robert Completed MissionFirst Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Hunt, John Hardy Completed MissionSecond Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smith, Jack M Completed MissionFirst Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Peters, Lloyd Arman Completed MissionSecond Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Mumper, Benjamin Royce Completed MissionFirst Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Patella, Joseph David Completed 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 Paul Completed MissionThird Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Martin, Donald Francis Completed 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 Morton Completed MissionThird Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Henderson, William V Completed MissionFourth Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT