Mission # 226

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 16 November 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 226
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 715
Mission Comments Enemy Troop Positions Bombed
The 384th BG provided all aircraft and personnel for the lead, high, and low squadrons of the 41st Bomb Wing A Group, and the lead squadron of the 41st Bomb Wing D Group. In addition, two aircraft were loaned to other groups. The mission was to attack enemy ground positions ahead of allied forces.
Primary Target Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 48
Failed To Return - 1
Scrubbed - 3
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

56 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
42‑32106Weaver, Paul Hanson Completed MissionHot camera ship. Landed away at Cranfield, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Abbott, William H Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 44‑6514. Lead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Hassing, Eugene Theron Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 43‑38501. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Brown, Bert Oliver Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Orr, James Wallace Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley Homer Completed MissionLead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Cepits, Francis Frederick Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Mock, John Montague Completed MissionLead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group; did not bomb target because bomb release mechanism froze up. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Peters, Lloyd A Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 43‑37917. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320DeFrancesco, John Joseph Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Salley, Thomas Raysor Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare, 41st Bomb Wing A group; joined formation. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Gabel, Raymond John Completed MissionGee-H ship; aircraft flew with the 381st BG at Ridgewell, as deputy group lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97941Hunt, John Hardy Completed MissionGee-H ship; high Squadron deputy, 41st Bomb Wing A group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather; involved in an accident on the runway: Lt Green landed long and crashed into this aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Hoppen, Jack Stewart Completed MissionHot camera ship. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Cline, Walter W Completed MissionPFF & Gee-H ship; group lead, 41st Bomb Wing A group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459McKone, Joseph F Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Clements, Ben Hill Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Rose, Gerald Dale Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth Oliver Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Somers, James Lowell Completed MissionHot camera ship. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionLoaned to the 401st BG for today's mission. Manned by 401st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Evans, Hugh Legar Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Duesler, Donald Barton Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Holmes, George W Completed MissionHot camera ship. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Klatt, Merton D Completed MissionLead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Abbott, Edward William Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97309.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Rice, Robert E Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑38013.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Rowe, George B Completed MissionLead Squadron deputy, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548LeDonne, Edward George Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Koch, Robert Bruce Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Goodrick, Gene Robert Completed MissionLead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Storey, Wallace Arnold Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Herring, Harold F Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Green, Loren Lester Completed MissionOn return to England, in bad weather, pilots were instructed to divert and land at Stratford. Lt. Green landed long and collided with an aircraft still on the runway.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Mohler, John Grigsby Completed MissionHot camera ship; lead Squadron deputy, 41st Bomb Wing A group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38750Groff, Richard Hubert Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, 41st Bomb Wing A group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Farnsworth, Reuben Joseph Completed MissionLead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Owens, Robert Clare Completed MissionLead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766McLean, William S Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Mumper, Benjamin R Completed MissionHot camera ship; lead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Gilmore, James Robson Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, John Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Heubner, Emil J Completed MissionLead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Wehrheim, Francis Walter Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Walker, Jay F Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512Springsted, Donald George Failed to ReturnHot camera ship. Aircraft received a direct flak burst in #3 engine over target, setting it afire at 1205 hrs. Six chutes were observed, but one appeared to be on fire. The aircraft crash-landed at Tongres, Belgium, with injured pilot and tail-gunner, and dead co-pilot. MACR 10448
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37788.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Milne, Alexander Dale Completed MissionHot camera ship; lead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Tilstock, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Blankenmeyer, William J Completed MissionPFF ship; low Squadron lead, 41st Bomb Wing A group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Keller, Marion Wayne Completed MissionPFF & Gee-H ship; lead Squadron lead, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at RAF Tilstock, Shropshire, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
44‑8401Martin, Donald Francis Completed MissionPFF ship; high Squadron lead, 41st Bomb Wing A group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8409Starr, William George Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Mead, Frank Willard Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT