2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Mission # 215

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 25 October 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 215
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 688   (more...)
Mission Comments Primary & Secondary Attacked
The 384th Bomb Group (Heavy) flew four squadrons to form the entire 41st B Combat Bomb Wing, the second wing of three, of Air Task Force 4 on today's mission. The low squadron attacked the primary target using Gee-H aiming, but cloud obscuration and equipment failure forced the remaining squadrons attack the secondary target using PFF aiming.
Primary Target Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 46
Aborted - 2
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

52 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
42‑32106Kinnaird, William Robert Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Sienkiewicz, Edward Alfred Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Nicholson, Gilbert Orin Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Tracy, Edward Hanks Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Mock, John Montague Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Herring, Harold F Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97282Wehrheim, Francis Walter Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Holmes, George W Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Wyatt, William Glenn Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Fleshman, Warren Gray AbortedFourth Squadron. Aborted due to internal failure of #1 engine
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Parker, George Frederick Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship. Relinquished lead to deputy at IP for Gee-H guidance on bomb run.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Davis, L K (IO) Completed MissionGroup deputy. Gee-H ship. Gee-H equipment failed on the bomb run, so group lead resumed control.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Heubner, Emil J Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Freiman, Peter Paul Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Blankenmeyer, William J Completed MissionFourth Squadron lead. PFF ship. Deputy's Gee-H failed during assembly, so the Squadron lead conducted a PFF attack on the secondary target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102449Hicks, Ralph Benjamin Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Took lead at IP and guided Squadron to an attack on the primary target using Gee-H.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459DeFrancesco, John Joseph Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102566[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102661Smith, James Milton Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth Oliver Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑107121Brookshire, James D Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Johnstone, William Andrew Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship. Gee-H equipment failed prior to IP.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Rose, Gerald Dale AbortedHigh Squadron. Aborted due to loss of oil pressure in #2 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Klatt, Merton Dale Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Wismer, Richard Glen Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Peters, Lloyd Arman Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Gabel, Raymond John Completed MissionFourth Squadron deputy. Gee-H equipment failed during assembly.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Fisher, Robert Jeremy Completed MissionFourth Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hassing, Eugene Theron Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38542Owens, Robert Clare Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548LeDonne, Edward George Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Galiano, Joe V Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Pranger, Nicholas Vincent Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Keller, Marion Wayne Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Gross, Kenneth Eugene Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Duesler, Donald Barton Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38750Evans, Hugh Legar Completed MissionFourth Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Farnsworth, Reuben Joseph Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Goodrick, Gene Robert Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Chmura, Edward (NMI) Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, John (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
44‑6109McDaniel, Clifford Franklin Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Brown, Bert Oliver Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6141[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
44‑6476Rummel, Brian Dunn Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6512McKone, Joseph F Completed MissionFourth Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Hulcher, Donald Lawrence  Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship. Since deputy's Gee-H equipment failed prior to IP, led the Squadron to attack the secondary using PFF.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Myrick, Kenneth Delay Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF ship. Resumed lead on bomb run after deputy's Gee-H equipment failed. Led Squadron to attack secondary target using PFF.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8409Backman, Glenn Elmer Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Mohler, John Grigsby Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT