Mission # 218

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 2 November 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 218
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 698
Mission Comments Two Targets Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st CBW C Group for today's mission. The lead and low squadrons attacked the primary target using Gee-H aiming, the low squadron having to make a second run due to bomb release problems on the first fun. The high squadron Gee-H equipment failed prior to the IP, so the decision was made to follow the low squadron and release when they did. However, the low squadron did not drop on the first run and it was not clear what their intention was, so the high squadron proceeded to attack the briefed last resort target by visual means.
Primary Target Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 34
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 3
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

42 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
42‑31484McDaniel, Clifford FCompleted MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 44‑8409.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Freiman, Peter PaulCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Klatt, Merton DCompleted MissionLow squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Backman, Glenn ElmerCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Hoppen, Jack StewartCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Wehrheim, Francis WalterFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Salley, Thomas RCompleted MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Parker, George FrederickCompleted MissionLow squadron lead. PFF ship. Turned over lead to deputy for Gee-H bomb run.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Toler, Harold MCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy. Gee-H ship (no Gee-H navigator assigned for this mission).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Dudock, Edward PCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Led squadron on bomb run.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459McKone, Joseph FCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 43‑38542. Low squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Causa, Raymond (NMI)Completed MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Hale, Kenneth OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Ellis, Harold RichardCompleted MissionGroup deputy. Gee-H ship. Led squadron on bomb run.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 44‑6592.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Herring, Harold FCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Gilbert, Stanley MCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Gee-H equipment failed before IP. Attempted to follow low squadron, but they turned off the bomb run. Then tried to catch lead squadron, but were unable. Then led squadron to a visual attack on the briefed last resort target.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Rice, Robert ECompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Pranger, Nicholas VincentCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑102501.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548LeDonne, Edward GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Hartness, Joseph GeorgeFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead squadron. Could not find formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Doran, William ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Storey, Wallace ArnoldCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Green, Loren LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38750Drake, William BrightCompleted MissionHigh squadron. On return, landed away at Woodbridge due to difficulty with #4 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Brown, Bert OliverFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Keller, Marion WCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Mumper, Benjamin RCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Gilmore, James RobsonCompleted MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Holmes, George WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinnaird, William RobertCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Galiano, Joe VCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Majeske, Charles PAbortedLow squadron. Aborted, but received mission credit.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592McNamara, John GordonAbortedGround spare aircraft; replaced 43‑37843. Low squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Wilson, QuentinCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF ship. Turned over lead to deputy for bomb run.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8409[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑31484.
SORTIE REPORT