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Mission # 215

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 25 October 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 215
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 688   (more...)
Mission Comments Primary & Secondary Attacked
The 384th Bomb Group (Heavy) flew four squadrons to form the entire 41st B Combat Bomb Wing, the second wing of three, of Air Task Force 4 on today's mission. The low squadron attacked the primary target using Gee-H aiming, but cloud obscuration and equipment failure forced the remaining squadrons attack the secondary target using PFF aiming.
Primary Target Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 46
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Aborted - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

52 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
42‑32106Kinnaird, William RobertCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Nicholson, Gilbert OrinCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward HanksCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Mock, John MontagueCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Herring, Harold FCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Wehrheim, Francis WalterCompleted MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Holmes, George WCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Wyatt, William GlennCompleted MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Fleshman, Warren GrayAborted Mission After Taking Off.Fourth Squadron. Aborted due to internal failure of #1 engine
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Parker, George FrederickCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship. Relinquished lead to deputy at IP for Gee-H guidance on bomb run.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Davis, L K (IO)Completed MissionGroup deputy. Gee-H ship. Gee-H equipment failed on the bomb run, so group lead resumed control.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Heubner, Emil JCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Freiman, Peter PaulCompleted MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Blankenmeyer, William JCompleted MissionFourth Squadron lead. PFF ship. Deputy's Gee-H failed during assembly, so the Squadron lead conducted a PFF attack on the secondary target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Took lead at IP and guided Squadron to an attack on the primary target using Gee-H.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑102661Smith, James MiltonCompleted MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth OliverCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑107121Brookshire, James DCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Johnstone, William AndrewCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Gee-H equipment failed prior to IP.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Rose, Gerald DaleAborted Mission After Taking Off.High Squadron. Aborted due to loss of oil pressure in #2 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Klatt, Merton DaleCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Peters, Lloyd ArmanCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Gabel, Raymond JohnCompleted MissionFourth Squadron deputy. Gee-H equipment failed during assembly.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Fisher, Robert JeremyCompleted MissionFourth Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hassing, Eugene TheronCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Owens, Robert ClareCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548LeDonne, Edward GeorgeCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Galiano, Joe VCompleted MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Pranger, Nicholas VincentCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Keller, Marion WayneCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Gross, Kenneth EugeneCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Duesler, Donald BartonCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38750Evans, Hugh LegarCompleted MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, John (NMI)Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
44‑6109McDaniel, Clifford FranklinCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Brown, Bert OliverCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
44‑6476Rummel, Brian DunnCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512McKone, Joseph FCompleted MissionFourth Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Hulcher, Donald Lawrence Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship. Since deputy's Gee-H equipment failed prior to IP, led the Squadron to attack the secondary using PFF.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Myrick, Kenneth DelayCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF ship. Resumed lead on bomb run after deputy's Gee-H equipment failed. Led Squadron to attack secondary target using PFF.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8409Backman, Glenn ElmerCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Mohler, John GrigsbyCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT