Mission # 234

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 2 December 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 234
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 734
Mission Comments Transportation Targeted
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 1st Division on today's mission. All squadrons attacked the primary target, but the high squadron leader decided not to release on the first bomb run due to uncertainty of the position of other squadrons at lower altitudes. A second run was made and bombs were released, following which the high group returned home alone.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
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

42 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
42‑31484DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Kinkead, Robert MCompleted MissionDid not release bombs on target, due to 'personnel failure' (according to lead bombardier's report).
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Causa, Raymond (NMI)Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Freiman, Peter PaulCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Majeske, Charles PaulCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley HomerCompleted MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Hollingsworth, Frederick ClayCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Wyatt, William GlennCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Hicks, Kenneth DelmontCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107148. High Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Gilbert, Stanley MiltonCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Unable to determine if any aircraft were below his Squadron on the first bomb run, he elected to make a second run, which was successful. This meant the Squadron had to return to base without the protection of the bomber stream.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Abbott, William HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Gross, Kenneth EugeneFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Warner, Henry LCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430O'Donnell, Phillip JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Orr, James WallaceCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501McLean, William SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Rose, Gerald DaleCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Galiano, Joe VFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107121Hassing, Eugene TheronCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97510.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Fahr, JohnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Brown, Bert OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Gabel, Raymond JohnCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38262Bills, Edgar LCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Cepits, Francis FrederickFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Duesler, Donald BartonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Storey, Wallace ArnoldCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Abbott, Edward WilliamCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Mohler, John GrigsbyCompleted MissionDivision deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38750McKone, Joseph FCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Klatt, Merton DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Rice, Robert ECompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Brookshire, James DCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Woodworth, John DempsterFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Ellis, Harold RichardCompleted MissionDivision lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8221[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
44‑8430Mead, Frank WillardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT