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 PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Klatt, Merton DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97150Mumper, Benjamin RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97271Mayner, John RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Drake, William BrightFailed 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 JeremyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Hicks, Ralph BCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy. Gee-H and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Fleshman, Warren GrayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Brookshire, James DCompleted MissionLead squadron hot camera ahip.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566Herring, Harold FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Toler, Harold MCompleted MissionLow squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Causa, Raymond (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Galiano, Joe VCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Hartness, Joseph GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Peters, Lloyd ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Wehrheim, Francis WalterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hassing, Eugene TheronFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead squadron
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Smith, Jack MCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Mead, Frank WillardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Tracy, Edward HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Rose, Gerald DaleCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Storey, Wallace ArnoldCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Green, Loren LAbortedTurned 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 JohnCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Harter, David SAbortedTurned back; pilot ill.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Walker, Jay FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Milne, Alexander DaleCompleted MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Groff, Richard HubertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Heubner, Emil JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Starr, William GeorgeCompleted MissionLanded away at Great Ashfield, with battle damage.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512Springsted, Donald GeorgeFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Low squadron
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredAbortedHigh 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 RichardCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216Cline, Walter WCompleted MissionGroup deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8409Hicks, Kenneth DelmontCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Clements, Ben HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT