2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Mission # 222

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 8 November 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 222
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 705
Mission Comments Another Attack on Oil
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing B Group on today's mission. Bombs were dropped in Group formation using PFF aiming.
Primary Target Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (PFF aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 33
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 3
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 5
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

44 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
42‑37788Majeske, Charles Paul Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Klatt, Merton Dale Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Farnsworth, Reuben Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97150Mumper, Benjamin Royce Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97271Mayner, John Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Drake, William Bright Failed to ReturnAt 1145 hours, aircraft pulled out of formation with #3 engine feathered but under control; was picked up immediately by P-51 escort; flak damage caused crew to bail out safely, except bombardier whose parachute did not open; crew was fired on as they descended; aircraft crashed just south of Bodenheim (near Mainz), Germany; MACR 10352.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97320Fisher, Robert Jeremy Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000DeFrancesco, John Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Hicks, Ralph Benjamin Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Gee-H and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Fleshman, Warren Gray Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Brookshire, James D Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ahip.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Herring, Harold F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Toler, Harold Morton Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Causa, Raymond (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Galiano, Joe V Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Hartness, Joseph George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Peters, Lloyd Arman Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Wehrheim, Francis Walter Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hassing, Eugene Theron Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead Squadron
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Smith, Jack M Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Mead, Frank Willard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Rose, Gerald Dale Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Storey, Wallace Arnold Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Green, Loren Lester AbortedTurned back with a gas leak in engine #3 and #4 on fire.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38750Gabel, Raymond John Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Harter, David Smuck AbortedTurned back; pilot ill.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Walker, Jay F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Milne, Alexander Dale Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Groff, Richard Hubert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Heubner, Emil J Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Starr, William George Completed MissionLanded away at Great Ashfield, with battle damage.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512Springsted, Donald George Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Low Squadron
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Sienkiewicz, Edward Alfred AbortedHigh Squadron flying spare. Aborted with #2 supercharger failure.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
44‑8008Ellis, Harold Richard Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216Cline, Walter William Completed MissionGroup deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8409Hicks, Kenneth Delmont Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Clements, Ben Hill Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT