Mission # 237

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 9 December 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 237
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 743
Mission Comments Daimler Factory Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing C Group for today's mission. All aircraft bombed the primary target: the lead squadron bombed by Gee-H with visual assist, the High squadron used Gee-H alone, and the Low squadron bombed visually.
Primary Target Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

43 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
42‑31484Rose, Gerald Dale Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑102518.
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42‑32106Farnsworth, Reuben Joseph Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
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42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑38208Sienkiewicz, Edward Alfred Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Warner, Henry L AbortedTurned back; #1 feathered and #2 prop ran away.
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42‑97150Jackson, Oakley Homer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Brookshire, James D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Woodworth, John Dempster Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Backman, Glenn Elmer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Wyatt, William Glenn Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Worthen, Kirk Winthrop Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
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42‑97592[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
42‑97960Weideman, Dennis Archer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Hoppen, Jack Stewart Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459DeFrancesco, John Joseph Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Somers, James Lowell Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501McLean, William S Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑31484.
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42‑102661Galiano, Joe V Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
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42‑102933Hale, Kenneth Oliver Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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42‑107083Hassing, Eugene Theron Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Freiman, Peter Paul Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
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43‑37717Starr, William George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑32106.
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43‑37917Zink, Joseph D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Holmes, George W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Orr, James Wallace Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
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43‑38062Fisher, Robert Jeremy Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Cepits, Francis Frederick Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
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43‑38616Hartness, Joseph George Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
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43‑38630Brown, Bert Oliver Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Hollingsworth, Frederick Clay Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Herring, Harold F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Klatt, Merton Dale Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation, but did not drop bombs, reason unknown.
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43‑38800Hicks, Ralph Benjamin Completed MissionGroup deputy and lead Squadron hot camera ship. Assumed lead after the lead aaircraft developed engine trouble and cound not keep up with formation.
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43‑38801Gilmore, James Robson Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, John (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinkead, Robert M Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian Dunn Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Chamberlin, Myron Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Walker, Jay F Completed MissionGroup lead. Feathered #3 engine bout 3 minutes after bombs away; relinquished lead to deputy and returned to base alone.
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44‑8008Blankenmeyer, William J Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
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44‑8216Oosterhof, Franklin Gerald Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship (no Gee-H Navigator on today's crew). Capt Ulrey intended to release on group lead, but his bombardier 'picked up the target visually, and made a visual run.'
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