2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Mission # 213

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 18 October 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 213
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 682
Mission Comments Weather Challenges Crews
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st CBW B Group on today's mission. Clouds obscured the target so each squadron started a Gee-H bomb run - in each case the Gee-H equipment failed, so the deputy had to take over with PFF (radar), with varying results. The lead and low squadron deputies did not have enough time to take over on the initial bomb run, so they turned and attacked the PFF secondary. The high squadron was able to complete the attack on the primary on the first run.
Primary Target Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 28
Aborted - 6
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 5
Landed In Allied Territory - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

44 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
42‑32106Green, Loren Lester AbortedHigh Squadron. Aborted due to personnel illness.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Galiano, Joe V Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Freiman, Peter Paul Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Salley, Thomas Raysor Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Klatt, Merton Dale Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282DeFrancesco, John Joseph Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Doran, William Elmer AbortedHigh Squadron. Aborted due to faulty prop governor.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97521Fahr, John (NMI) Landed in Allied TerritoryHigh Squadron. Soon after bombs away, this aircraft started to drop back from formation under control, and continued to drop back until out of sight; returned to base and resumed combat missions after seven weeks.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Dudock, Edward Peter Completed MissionGroup deputy. PFF ship. Took over on bomb run after lead Gee-H equipment failed, but too late to bomb primary. Led Squadron to attack secondary by PFF.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Toler, Harold Morton Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Relinquished lead to deputy on bomb run after Gee-H equipment failed.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Smith, Jack M Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Orr, James Wallace Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Mohler, John Grigsby Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben Hill Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Kinnaird, William Robert Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Herring, Harold F Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Groff, Richard Hubert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Duesler, Donald Barton AbortedTurned back with #3 engine out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead Gee-H Ground Spare Aircraft.
43‑37703McKone, Joseph F AbortedTurned back during formation assembly; landed at Waterbeach; reported an engine on fire.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Brown, Bert Oliver Landed in Allied TerritoryLanded in allied territory due to battle damage and low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Hunt, John Hardy Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Holmes, George W Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Martin, Donald Francis Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. Relinquished lead to deputy on bomb run after Gee-H equipment failed.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Fleshman, Warren Gray Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38262Neville, Harry Walter Completed MissionGroup lead. Gee-H ship. Relinquished lead to deputy on bomb run after Gee-H equipment failed. Force-landed on continent with battle damage and low fuel; abandoned aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Mock, John Montague Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548LeDonne, Edward George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Mead, Frank Willard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38678Gross, Kenneth Eugene Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38750Gabel, Raymond John Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Keller, Marion Wayne Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Sienkiewicz, Edward Alfred Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Ellis, Harold Richard Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Farnsworth, Reuben Joseph Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian Dunn Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Johnstone, William Andrew Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy. PFF ship. Took over on bomb run after lead Gee-H equipment failed; completed attack on primary target.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Gilbert, Stanley Milton Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy. PFF ship. Took over on bomb run after lead Gee-h equipment failed, but too late to bomb primary. Led Squadron to attack secondary by PFF.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8047[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
44‑8409Mumper, Benjamin Royce AbortedLead group hot camera ship. Aborted due to oxygen regulator trouble
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Cepits, Francis Frederick AbortedTurned back; aircraft would not climb to altitude.
SORTIE REPORT