2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Mission # 217

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 1 November 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 217
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 696
Mission Comments Two Squadrons Hit Primary
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 1st Air Division and the 41st CBW Wing formation in the A Group position. The Lead and high squadrons completed a Gee-H attack on the primary as planned. The low group's Gee-H equipment failed prior to arriving at the primary IP, so it flew directly to the secondary target IP and attacked that target using PFF.
Primary Target Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

43 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
42‑32106Herring, Harold F Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Sine, George Henning Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888McKone, Joseph F Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Sienkiewicz, Edward Alfred Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Mock, John Montague Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Mayner, John Robert Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Springsted, Donald George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97320DeFrancesco, John Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Martin, Donald Francis Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship. Led Squadron in PFF attack on secondary target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Mohler, John Grigsby Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Took over lead and led Squadron in Gee-H attack on primary.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Johnstone, William Andrew Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Gee-H equipment failed before primary IP, so this aircraft was not able to lead the Squadron to attack the primary target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960McNamara, John Gordon Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Bills, Edgar L Completed MissionDivision Deputy. Gee-H ship. Returned early due to material failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Evans, Hugh Legar Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑37917Wismer, Richard Glen Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead Gee-H Ground Spare Aircraft.
43‑38062Freiman, Peter Paul Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Chmura, Edward (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Causa, Raymond (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Clements, Ben Hill Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Goodrick, Gene Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Doran, William Elmer Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Storey, Wallace Arnold Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Green, Loren Lester Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Somers, James Lowell Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38750Rice, Robert Eugene Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38766Salley, Thomas Raysor Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Mumper, Benjamin Royce Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Gilmore, James Robson Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Holmes, George W Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Farnsworth, Reuben Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinnaird, William Robert Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Keller, Marion Wayne Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Fleshman, Warren Gray Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian Dunn Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512Wyatt, William Glenn Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Cline, Walter William Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship. Relinquished lead to deputy for the Gee-H bomb run on the primary: resumed lead for return to base.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Carnes, Joe Ross Completed MissionDivision lead. PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Brookshire, James D Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT