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Mission # 225

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 11 November 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 225, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 712
Synthetic Oil Plant Bombed
Two squadrons, plus two spare aircraft, attacked the synthetic oil plant at Gelsenkirchen, despite equipment failures. The formation was led on the Gee-H bomb run by the low group deputy,
Primary Target Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 23
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Flight Completed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Aborted - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

30 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
42‑32106Starr, William GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208McNamara, John GordonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Gilmore, James RobsonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Freiman, Peter PaulCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Brown, Bert OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97510Wyatt, William GlennCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Bills, Edgar LAborted Mission After Taking Off.Gee-H ship; lead Squadron deputy; turned back at Dutch coast due to runaway prop; shaft snapped on return flight; engine burst into flames on landing; bombs jettisoned.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Fleshman, Warren GrayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500McKone, Joseph FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Blankenmeyer, William JFlight CompletedWeather aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121McLean, William SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Pranger, Nicholas VincentCompleted MissionGee-H ship; low Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Jackson, Oakley HomerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Groff, Richard HubertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hassing, Eugene TheronCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Mead, Frank WillardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Doran, William ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Rose, Gerald DaleCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Herring, Harold FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Rummel, Brian DunnSpare, Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 44‑6476. Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Farnsworth, Reuben JosephSpare, Completed MissionLead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, John (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38747.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑8401.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216Cline, Walter WilliamCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8401Herzog, John HenryCompleted MissionLead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8007. Lead Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8409Abbott, Edward WilliamCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT