Mission # 221

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 6 November 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 221
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 704
Mission Comments Attack on Oil
The 384th Bombardment Group flew as the 41st Combat Wing C Group for today's mission. All three squadrons bombed separately, with the high squadron making two bomb runs due to bomb release failure. As a result, the high squadron made the return trip to Grafton Underwood alone.
Primary Target Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
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
42‑31484Brookshire, James D Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Klatt, Merton D Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38062.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Sienkiewicz, Edward Alfred Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Milne, Alexander Dale Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263McNamara, John Gordon Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Backman, Glenn Elmer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282McKone, Joseph F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Herring, Harold F Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Salley, Thomas Raysor Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Mohler, John Grigsby Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Led Squadron on bomb run (two bomb runs).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Galiano, Joe V Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Dudock, Edward Peter Completed MissionLead Squadron deputy. Led Squadron on bomb run.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Fleshman, Warren Gray Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102501Cepits, Francis Frederick Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Groff, Richard Hubert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth Oliver Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Hunt, John Hardy Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship. Led Squadron on bomb run.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Drake, William Bright Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑37917Holmes, George W Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Starr, William George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062DeFrancesco, John Joseph Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37822.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38198Cline, Walter W Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship provided by 379th BG, flown by 384th crew. Call-sign Nightgar-Z.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Causa, Raymond (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Brown, Bert Oliver Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Mead, Frank Willard Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Doran, William Elmer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Storey, Wallace Arnold Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38750Wehrheim, Francis Walter Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Harter, David Smuck Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Walker, Jay F Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Majeske, Charles Paul Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Gilmore, James Robson Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Heubner, Emil J Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Hicks, Kenneth Delmont Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512Freiman, Peter Paul Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
44‑8008Martin, Donald Francis Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Davis, L K (IO) Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8409Fahr, John Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT