Mission # 229

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 25 November 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 229
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 723
Mission Comments Bad Day for German Oil
The 384th provided the three squadrons of the 41st Bomb Wing B Group. A visual attack on the primary target was not possible due to weather, so the Leuna works at Merseburg were bombed using PFF aiming. On returning to England, weather forced the diversion of 384th aircraft to Aldermaston and other fields; only two were able to land at Grafton Underwood.
Primary Target Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: Leuna Works Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
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
42‑97263Abbott, William HCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Backman, Glenn ElmerCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Galiano, Joe VCompleted MissionHot camera ship; landed away at White Waltham, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97960McNamara, John GordonCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000McKone, Joseph FFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Low Squadron
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted MissionLanded at Grafton Underwood.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102501Brookshire, James DCompleted MissionHot camera ship; landed away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Wehrheim, Francis WalterCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Causa, Raymond (NMI)Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead Squadron
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑37713.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Zink, Joseph DCompleted MissionLanded away at Hunston (probably RAF Hunsdon), due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Fleshman, Warren GrayCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Somers, James LowellCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107121. Landed away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717O'Donnell, Phillip JCompleted MissionHot camera ship; landed away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Klatt, Merton DCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38016Rice, Robert ECompleted MissionGee-H ship; landed away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Evans, Hugh LegarCompleted MissionHot camera ship; landed away at Harwell, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Duesler, Donald BartonCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548LeDonne, Edward GeorgeCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Pranger, Nicholas VincentCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38673Starr, William GeorgeCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Rose, Gerald DaleCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Harter, David SCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Mead, Frank WillardCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Woodworth, John DempsterCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Gilmore, James RobsonCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, JohnCompleted MissionHot camera ship; landed away at Bovingdon, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Heubner, Emil JCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Hicks, Kenneth DelmontFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
High Squadron
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Hoppen, Jack StewartCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian DunnCompleted MissionHot camera ship; landed away at Molesworth ('Wing'), due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Majeske, Charles PaulCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Martin, Donald FrancisCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship; landed at Grafton Underwood.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Neville, Harry WalterCompleted MissionGroup lead; PFF ship; landed away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8401Gilbert, Stanley MiltonCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead; landed away at Aldermaston.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8409Abbott, Edward WilliamCompleted MissionLanded away at Bovingdon, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430McLean, William SCompleted MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT