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Mission # 211

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 15 October 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 211
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 678
Mission Comments Railroad Hubs Damaged
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the lead and low squadrons of the 41st CBW A Group on today's mission. Weather was not favorable for visual bombing, so PFF (radar) aiming was used. The lead squadron's bombs fell on the primary target, but the low squadron's bombs fell some distance away, damaging another marshalling yards, which was the secondary target.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 23
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Aborted - 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
42‑38013Klatt, Merton DaleAborted Mission After Taking Off.Low Squadron. Aborted with #1 engine out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888DeFrancesco, John JosephSpare, Completed MissionLow Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97309Herring, Harold FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Salley, Thomas RaysorCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97521Fahr, John (NMI)Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, UnusedLead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
42‑97960Mumper, Benjamin RoyceCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Wehrheim, Francis WalterCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑102501Mohler, John GrigsbyFlying Spare, Returned As BriefedLead Squadron
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Doran, William ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Fleshman, Warren GrayCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Ellis, Harold RichardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
43‑37843Keller, Marion WayneCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hunt, John HardyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Blankenmeyer, William JCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062McKone, Joseph FCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Parker, George FrederickCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Hassing, Eugene TheronCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Davis, L K (IO)Completed MissionLead Squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Owens, Robert ClareCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Holmes, George WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian DunnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512Galiano, Joe VCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Gilbert, Stanley MiltonCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Myrick, Kenneth DelayCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT