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 FCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Sine, George HenningCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888McKone, Joseph FCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Mock, John MontagueCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Mayner, John RobertFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Springsted, Donald GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97320DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Martin, Donald FrancisCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship. Led Squadron in PFF attack on secondary target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Mohler, John GrigsbyCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Took over lead and led Squadron in Gee-H attack on primary.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Johnstone, William ACompleted 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 GordonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Bills, Edgar LCompleted MissionDivision Deputy. Gee-H ship. Returned early due to material failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Evans, Hugh LegarCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑37917Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead Gee-H Ground Spare Aircraft.
43‑38062Freiman, Peter PaulCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Tracy, Edward HanksCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Causa, Raymond (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Clements, Ben HillFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Doran, William ElmerCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Storey, Wallace ArnoldCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Green, Loren LesterCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Somers, James LowellCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38750Rice, Robert ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38766Salley, Thomas RaysorCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Mumper, Benjamin RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Gilmore, James RobsonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Holmes, George WCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinnaird, William RobertCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Keller, Marion WayneFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Fleshman, Warren GrayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian DunnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512Wyatt, William GlennCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Cline, Walter WCompleted 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 RossCompleted MissionDivision lead. PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Brookshire, James DCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT