Mission # 224

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 10 November 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 224
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 709   (more...)
Mission Comments Primary Targets Bombed
The 384th provided three squadrons to form the 41st C Combat Bombardment Wing (41C Group) and an additional 12 aircraft to form the high squadron of the 41st D Combat Bombardment Wing (41D Squadron). The 41C Group lead and low squadrons bombed Ostheim Airfield using Gee-H, but the high squadron Gee-H equipment failed on the bomb run, and a second run was necessary. They started a PFF run on the primary target, but the PFF equipment failed, then attempted a visual run but could not see the primary target. They then salvoed their bombs over the secondary target, the center of Köln. The 41D Squadron made a 'long smooth run' to attack Butzweilerhof Airfield through 'intense and accurate' flak.
Primary Target Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 46
Aborted - 4
Scrubbed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

55 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 Mission41C Group, Low Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Herring, Harold F Completed Mission41C Group, Lead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788McNamara, John Gordon Aborted41C Group, High Squadron. Hot Camera ship. Turned back due to mechanical failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
There is no evidence in the mission files that this aircraft was assigned to this mission, save for a reference to aircraft '822' being assigned to the Fleshman Crew on the 544th BS loading list.
42‑38013Klatt, Merton D Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron. Landed away on continent due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Freiman, Peter Paul Completed Mission41D Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley Homer Aborted41C Group, High Squadron. Turned back due to mechanical failure; bomb load returned to base.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Hines, James Wesley Flight CompletedWeather Aircraft. remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Hicks, Kenneth Delmont Completed Mission41C Group, Lead Squadron. Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Keller, Marion Wayne Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron Lead. PFF ship. Landed away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Gabel, Raymond John Completed Mission41D Squadron, Squadron Deputy. Gee-H ship. 544th loading list has 'Lt. Toelhman (303rd B. Gp)' listed as GH Navigator.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Mock, John Montague Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron. Landed away on continent due to low fuel. Engineer died from anoxia.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000[N/A]Scrubbed41D Squadron. Replaced by Ground Spare aircraft 44‑8409.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027[Pilot TBD]Completed Mission41C Group, Gee-H aircraft; flew with 381st BG; remaining crew positions filled by non-384th personnel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Hicks, Ralph Benjamin Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron Deputy. Gee-H ship. Landed away at Brussels, Belgium, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Hoppen, Jack Stewart Completed Mission41D Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
41D Squadron.
42‑102566Zink, Joseph D Completed Mission41C Group, Lead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Groff, Richard Hubert Completed Mission41D Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth Oliver Completed Mission41C Group, Low Squadron. Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Martin, Donald Francis Completed Mission41C Group, Group Deputy. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Starr, William George Aborted41C Group, Lead Squadron. Turned back due to material failure; jettisoned bomb load in Channel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Wehrheim, Francis Walter Completed Mission41D Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Salley, Thomas Raysor Completed Mission41C Group, Low Squadron. Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Holmes, George W Completed Mission41C Group, Lead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Mumper, Benjamin Royce Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron. Landed away on continent due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Rose, Gerald Dale Completed Mission41C Group, Lead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Peters, Lloyd A Completed Mission41C Group, Lead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Pranger, Nicholas Vincent Aborted41C Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Gee-H ship. Turned back over France due to material failure; jettisoned bombs in open field in France.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062McKone, Joseph F Completed Mission41D Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Clements, Ben Hill Completed Mission41C Group, Low Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Rowe, George B Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron. Landed away on continent due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588LeDonne, Edward George Completed Mission41C Group, Low Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616McLean, William S Completed Mission41C Group, Low Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Milne, Alexander Dale Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron. Hot Camera ship. Landed away on continent due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Green, Loren Lester Completed Mission41C Group, Lead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Mayner, John Robert Completed Mission41C Group, Lead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Somers, James Lowell Completed Mission41C Group, Low Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38750Rice, Robert E Completed Mission41D Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Majeske, Charles Paul Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron. Landed away on continent due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Causa, Raymond (NMI) Completed Mission41C Group, Low Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Fisher, Robert Jeremy Completed Mission41D Squadron. Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, John Completed Mission41C Group, Lead Squadron. Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Heubner, Emil J Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron. Landed away on continent due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Abbott, William H Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron. Landed away on continent due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Galiano, Joe V Completed Mission41D Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian Dunn Completed Mission41C Group, Low Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512DeFrancesco, John Joseph Completed Mission41D Squadron. Hot Camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
41D Squadron.
44‑8007Carnes, Joe Ross Completed Mission41C Group, Group Lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211[Pilot TBD]Completed Mission41C Group, Gee-H aircraft; flew with 381st BG; remaining crew positions filled by non-384th personnel.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216Ellis, Harold Richard Completed Mission41C Group, Low Squadron Lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8401Gilbert, Stanley Milton Completed Mission41D Squadron, Squadron Lead. PFF ship. Marion Chase, Engineer: 'Feathered #3 after flak hit oil cooler and we lost our oil.'
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8409Fleshman, Warren Gray Completed Mission41D Squadron. Ground Spare aircraft, replaced 42‑98000.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Cepits, Francis Frederick Completed Mission41C Group, Low Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT