Mission # 233

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 30 November 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 233
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 731
Mission Comments Traffic and Weather
The initial bomb run using PFF was terminated when traffic congestion forced the formation to alter course. A second (visual) bomb run was made after sighting the target, but it turned out to be the towns of Meuselwitz and Wintersdorf, Germany, about 5 miles southeast of the primary target. The high squadron bombed the 'Last Resort Target' of Fulda, Germany, using PFF.
Primary Target Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Other (Visual)
Location: Meuselwitz, Wintersdorf, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 31
Failed To Return - 2
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Some Crewmembers Bailed Out - 1
Crashed - 2
Flight Completed - 1
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
42‑32106[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37788Woodworth, John DempsterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley HomerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Backman, Glenn ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320DeFrancesco, John JosephFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Low Squadron
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑8221.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Galiano, Joe VCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102500Duesler, Donald BartonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Cepits, Francis FrederickCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Abbott, Edward WilliamCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Warner, Henry LCompleted MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Brookshire, James DFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
High Squadron
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Somers, James LowellCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703McKone, Joseph FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37713Evans, Hugh LegarFailed to ReturnDamaged by flak, force-landed near Rebgeshain, Hesse, Germany. Crew survived combat, but four members were murdered by the local Nazi Ortsgruppenleiter in Beltershain, the others became POW. MACR 11129
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Brown, Bert OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Kinkead, Robert MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971McDaniel, Clifford FranklinCompleted MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38262Owens, Robert ClareFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hassing, Eugene TheronCompleted MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Gabel, Raymond JohnCrashed in Allied TerritoryLanded with wheels up due to confusion in the cockpit during final approach.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Mohler, John GrigsbyCompleted MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Klatt, Merton DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Starr, William GeorgeFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead Squadron
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Storey, Wallace ArnoldCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38750Rice, Robert ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Goodrick, Gene RobertCompleted Mission,
some crew bailed out
First Lt. Gene Goodrick awarded Silver Star, Owens p. 200; MACR 11111 covers crewmembers that departed aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Orr, James WallaceCompleted MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, JohnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Mumper, Benjamin RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109O'Donnell, Phillip JCompleted MissionThis aircraft carried delayed action bombs.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141Fleshman, Warren GrayCrashed in Allied TerritoryForced landing in France due to battle damage; salvaged. Crew Bailed out and returned to Grafton Underwood within seven days.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian DunnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Majeske, Charles PaulCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Oosterhof, Franklin GCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8221Smith, James MiltonCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑97592. Low Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8401Wilson, QuentinCompleted MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8409Champ, Arthur DexterFailed to ReturnReceived a direct flak burst and exploded in vicinity of primary target after bombs away; four chutes emerged; crashed near Wuppertal, Germany; MACR 11128
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Mead, Frank WillardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT